Obeche

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Obeche Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    obeche n
  1. the wood of an African obeche tree; used especially for veneering
  2. large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood [syn: obechi, arere, samba, Triplochiton scleroxcylon}]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Obeche'


Triplochiton scleroxylon is a tropical tree of Africa. This timber is also known as Abachi, under the Nigerian name obeche, the Ghana name wawa, the Cameroon name ayous and Ivory Coast name samba.

A specialized use of obeche wood is the construction of sauna interior parts that touch skin, where the wood is prized for its lack of splinters or resin, and most importantly its low heat retention.

The density is in the region of 390 kg per cubic meter.

The English guitar manufacturer Shergold/Hayman used Obeche as body wood in some of their 70's models.

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