See also: Macassar


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Alteration of Makassar (a port city in Indonesia)


macassar (uncountable)

  1. A form of ebony from the tree Diospyros celebica
    • 2009 September 2, “Opening Later”, in New York Times[1]:
      THE EMPIRE ROOM Mark Grossich, who created the Campbell Apartment lounge in Grand Central Terminal, is using plenty of stainless steel and macassar ebony to turn a former post office branch in the Empire State Building into a sophisticated Art Deco setting for that perfect Manhattan: 350 Fifth Avenue (33rd Street).

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