English translation: crotch mahogany OR mahogany crotch OR mahogany (crotch)
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Spanish term or phrase:
palma de caoba
crotch mahogany OR mahogany crotch OR mahogany (crotch)
Explanation: Well, live and learn. I never imagined that mahogany was a kind of palm! However, I think I'd use just plain *mahogany* in English, as most of the sites (18 in all) I could locate that use "mahogany palm" were English/Spanish sites. Here are a few samples. And I've pasted in the URL for the Google search results below.
. From the begininning of the 19th Century WOODS - Mahogany palm veneer on solid Mahogany. - Olive and Oak burl veneers on solid Cherry. ... www.villagarnelo.com/neoclasical.htm