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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Yoruba abura

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NounEdit

abura (plural aburas)

  1. A medium-sized tropical African tree, Mitragyne macrophylla, from the family Loganiaceae.[1][First attested in the mid 20th century.][2]
  2. The soft pale wood from the abura tree. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 8
  2. 2.0 2.1 “abura” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 10.

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RomanizationEdit

abura

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あぶら