white mahogany

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avodire, white mahogany

A west African wood, pale yellow to white in color; soft to hard; light in weight to moderately heavy; frequently ribbon-striped. Used for interior finish, plywood, and paneling.
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For example one flag may have recorded on it that there is a white mahogany tree 20 meters north, a cedar tree 40 meters to the south and so on.
writes in the book, "Know Your Woods" that over the years, avodire has gone by the commercial names of African satinwood, African furniture wood and African white mahogany. He writes that avodire "comes from the Ivory Coast, Gold Coast and Liberia.