A highly acidic wood from the African cherry or makore tree, Mimusops heckelii. it is sometimes used as a substitute for African mahogany.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Mimusops heckelii; mogno cereja (Port.); makore; macore
Hazards and Safety
Highly acidic wood
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002