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Sapele mahogany[sə′pē·lē mə′häg·ə·nē]
A figured wood from Entandrophragma cylindricum, a big tree growing on the Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Nigeria. Also known as aboundikro; scented mahogany; West African cedar.
sapele, sapele mahogany
A light-to-dark red-brown wood of central and western Africa; hard, relatively dense, frequently with ribbon-stripe grain; often decoratively figured.