Definition of Obeche

1. Noun. The wood of an African obeche tree; used especially for veneering.

Generic synonyms: Wood



2. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Arere, Obechi, Samba, Triplochiton Scleroxcylon
Group relationships: Genus Triplochiton, Triplochiton
Generic synonyms: Tree

Definition of Obeche

1. a West African tree [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obeche

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obdured
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obeah
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obeche (current term)
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obedible
obedience
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obediences
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obediency
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obediential
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Literary usage of Obeche

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1. Economic Instruments for Tropical Forests: The Congo Basin Case by Alain Karsenty (2000)
"Example: one m3 of veneer sheet of obeche [Triplochiton scleroxylon] sells for export at ... The FOB price of one m3 of obeche log is, on average, FF 1100. ..."

2. Switzerland, and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and the Tyrol by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1873)
"... pyramid of the Matterhorn, and of the glaciers of Durand and Morning, separated by the graceful double-peaked pyramid of the Besso (L'obeche; 1^,057'). ..."

3. Early English Alliterative Poems in the West-Midland Dialect of the by Richard Morris, British Library (1864)
"OE nyte, to use, employ, enjoy. ON nyta. e, nigh, B. 484 ; wel ny]e, B. 704. night, A. 248; B. 526. obeche, reverence, B. 745. Prov. ..."

4. The History of the Life and Sufferings of the Reverend and Learned John by John Lewis (1820)
"Nones, nonce, the purpose Novices, probationers in religious houses Nouth, nought Nys, AS nys, is not O. obeche, ..."

5. History of the Ojebway Indians: With Especial Reference to Their Conversion by Peter Jones (1861)
"Another story they relate is about the robin, which they call obeche. They say that this robin was once an Indian female, who fasted a long time, ..."

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