wenge

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Wenge

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wenge (uncountable)

  1. A very dark and hard tropical timber, from the tree species Millettia laurentii.
    • 2008 March 30, Suzanne Slesin, “Taking in the River View From Both Banks”, in New York Times[1]:
      Mr. Faraday rattled off the options: Atlantic Luxe (white Carrara marble, African wenge floors, white Pedini cabinets); Harbor Chic (silver cabinets, white-oak flooring and “Portuguese limestone,” Mr. Faraday whispered, running his hand over the counter surface); and Hudson Mod (“the most traditional, with eggshell quartz counters, exotic wood cabinets and American chestnut flooring.”)

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wenge

  1. Alternative form of winge