African rosewood

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African rosewood (countable and uncountable, plural African rosewoods)

  1. A vernacular name for several plants:
    1. Millettia laurentii, a legume tree native to western central Africa that yields a wood called wenge.
    2. Species in the genus Guibourtia, including
      1. Guibourtia coleosperma, a tree species of Angola and some neighboring countries.
    3. Hagenia abyssinica (East African rosewood), a species of flowering plant native to high-elevation regions of central and eastern Africa.
    4. Pterocarpus erinaceus, or other African Pterocarpus spp.