Definitions for "Amboyna"
Keywords:  mottled, indies, burls, reddish, inlay
Durable mottled reddish-brown wood with a tight grain from the East Indies. It is a variety of PADOUK, and was used by the cabinet-makers, mainly for its highly decorative effect, in VENEERS, INLAID DECORATION and BRANDING in the 18th and 19th centuries.
mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus
tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain
Keywords:  dryden, cruelties, tragedy, dutch, john
Amboyna, or the Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants is a tragedy by John Dryden written in 1673.