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English translation: Wenge-colored (very dark brown to almost black)

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German term or phrase:wengefarbig
English translation:Wenge-colored (very dark brown to almost black)
Entered by: Ulrike Lieder
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08:13 Jan 4, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: wengefarbig
I know it is a colour but what type of colour? Is is a shade of brown?
Frank
Wenge-colored / dark brown to almost black
Explanation:
Yes, it is a shade of brown (very dark to almost black).
Wenge (Millettia laurentii) is a tree native to Africa.
The following sites all show samples of the wood and its color:

Wenge ist auffällig dunkelfarbig bis schwarz. Das Holz ist deutlich porig mit einem sehr markanten, von der Schnittrichtung abhängigen Strukturbild. Es ist gur zu verabreiten und zeichnet sich durch gute Festigkeitseigenschaften aus. Das dekorative Holz ist sehr hart, ca. 30% härter als Eiche. Herkunft Kamerun, Kongo, Rep. Kongo.
Lebensdauer ca. 40 bis 60 Jahre.
www.fortuna-online.de/seiten/07-wenge.htm

Wenge
COLOR: Heartwood is yellow-brown when freshly cut, turning dark brown to almost black with alternate layers of light and dark. Sapwood is yellowish-white and clearly demarcated from heartwood.
www.floorings.com/wood/wenge.html

Wenge
(pronounced 'When-gay')
This sample was submitted by Franco Clements. Wenge is a heavy, dense wood,
with large, open pores and grows in Africa. The sample above has only one coat of varnish.
www.woodworking.org/WC/Woods/265.html

HTH
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 16:42
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Wenge-colored / dark brown to almost black


Explanation:
Yes, it is a shade of brown (very dark to almost black).
Wenge (Millettia laurentii) is a tree native to Africa.
The following sites all show samples of the wood and its color:

Wenge ist auffällig dunkelfarbig bis schwarz. Das Holz ist deutlich porig mit einem sehr markanten, von der Schnittrichtung abhängigen Strukturbild. Es ist gur zu verabreiten und zeichnet sich durch gute Festigkeitseigenschaften aus. Das dekorative Holz ist sehr hart, ca. 30% härter als Eiche. Herkunft Kamerun, Kongo, Rep. Kongo.
Lebensdauer ca. 40 bis 60 Jahre.
www.fortuna-online.de/seiten/07-wenge.htm

Wenge
COLOR: Heartwood is yellow-brown when freshly cut, turning dark brown to almost black with alternate layers of light and dark. Sapwood is yellowish-white and clearly demarcated from heartwood.
www.floorings.com/wood/wenge.html

Wenge
(pronounced 'When-gay')
This sample was submitted by Franco Clements. Wenge is a heavy, dense wood,
with large, open pores and grows in Africa. The sample above has only one coat of varnish.
www.woodworking.org/WC/Woods/265.html

HTH

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 16:42
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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