A dense, dark-colored wood obtained from the Millettia laurentii trees native to tropical regions of Africa.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Millettia laurentii; wengué (Fr.)
Hazards and Safety
Skin contact and inhalation of dust causes irritation. Splinter wounds take a long time to heal.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Congo." Encyclopædia Britannica. 27 Oct. 2004 .