Definition of Amboina wood in English:

Amboina wood

noun

(also Amboyna wood)
  • The decorative wood of a rapidly growing Southeast Asian tree, often used for furniture making.

    The tree is Pterocarpus indicus, family Leguminosae

    ‘Exotic Amboina wood handles are decorated with a unique compass shield and capped off with Nickel silver bolsters.’
    • ‘This refers as well to my wooden reel-seats made from selected and rare Amboina wood.’
    • ‘He remained partial to the use of rare woods such as Macassar Ebony, the burr of Amboina wood, Brasilian Rosewood and Palisander.’

Pronunciation

Amboina wood

/amˈboinə ˌwo͝od/ /æmˈbɔɪnə ˌwʊd/

Origin

Mid 19th century named after Amboina Island (see Ambon).