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the mottled curly-grained wood of an Indonesian leguminous tree, Pterocarpus indicus, used in making furniture
Historical Examples

The geological structure, consisting chiefly of eruptive rocks and crystalline limestone, is similar to that of northern amboyna.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6 Various

You can all lend a hand till I land you at amboyna or Ternate.
Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories Louis Becke

The poor Missionary’s influence was over; he was obliged to quit the island, and went to amboyna.
Discoveries in Australia, Volume 2 John Lort Stokes

On leaving amboyna, we accordingly shaped our course in that direction.
Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston

I soon fell into the company of some Dutch sailors belonging to the amboyna, of Amsterdam, a stout ship of 450 tons.
Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift

In the Moluccas themselves the species of amboyna are the largest.
On the Genesis of Species St. George Mivart

This is a new species collected at amboyna during the voyage of the Challenger, and has been named Artaxa simulans.
Darwinism (1889) Alfred Russel Wallace

It was only a few months later that the amboyna massacre was perpetrated.
Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I Richard Cocks

In the Moluccas themselves the species of amboyna are the largest; 4.
Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection Alfred Russel Wallace

Compare the wooden imitations of Dryden in amboyna and elsewhere.
Lyra Heroica Various


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