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  • n. A very dark and hard tropical timber, from the tree species Millettia laurentii.


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  • Dark brown wood color with copper undertones. Actual wenge wood comes from the endangered Millettia laurentii legume tree.

    June 22, 2015

  • Great word, littelstar! I prefer the monosyllabic pronunciation though. To rhyme with henge. A wenge henge.

    February 7, 2008

  • Deeper than deep brown, usually in reference to varnished wood. Pronounced "when-gay"

    February 6, 2008