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name for several trees, especially an acaciaacacia
, any plant of the large leguminous genus Acacia, often thorny shrubs and trees of the family Leguminosae (pulse family). Chiefly of the tropics and subtropics, they are cultivated for decorative and economic purposes.
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Algernon (Henry). 1869--1951, British novelist and short- story writer; noted for his supernatural tales
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From a working point of view African blackwood is very dense and hard, and can blunt chisels and dull blades and cutters.
The wood carvings are done with African Blackwood or Mpingo.
African blackwood, a dense tropical wood prized for its glossy look and tonal qualities, was hard to bring to Canada.
All Highland bagpipes and many other traditional Scottish pipes are made from African blackwood, which comes from the rare and threatened mpingo tree found only in certain parts of Africa.
Mostly dark woods were used, such as ebony or African blackwood (p.
A massive demand for wood carvings has all but wiped out the African blackwood in countries such as Malawi, and put other hardwoods such as ebony, ironwood and mahogany under pressure.

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