Definition of Opepe

1. Noun. Large African forest tree yielding a strong hard yellow to golden brown lumber; sometimes placed in genus Sarcocephalus.

Exact synonyms: Nauclea Diderrichii, Sarcocephalus Diderrichii
Group relationships: Genus Nauclea, Nauclea
Generic synonyms: Tree

Definition of Opepe

1. a West African tree [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Opepe

opens fire
openside flanker
openside plane
openwork stocking
openwork stockings
opepe (current term)
opera bouffe
opera buffa
opera cake
opera citato
opera cloak
opera comique
opera company
opera glove

Literary usage of Opepe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sparks from a Geologist's Hammer by Alexander Winchell (1881)
"It would be inferred that opepe is fifty feet lower, geologically, ... to opepe, strata lower and lower in the geological series come to the surface. ..."

2. Hot Lakes, Volcanoes, and Geysers of New Zealand, with Legends by Terence Gordon (1888)
"From opepe the road descends by a gentle slope to Lake Taupo. While yet some miles from the lake the prospect of the Taupo sea, as it is called by the ..."

3. Trout-fishing and Sport in Maoriland by G. D. Hamilton (1904)
"The Lake Taupo Hotel is distant from opepe by this road twelve miles, and the Rangitaiki Hotel, which is on this road and on the bank of the Rangitaiki ..."

4. Trout-fishing and sport in Maoriland by G. D. Hamilton (1904)
"five miles from opepe Wood, the scene of the massacre of troopers dining the Maori ... The Lake Taupo Hotel is distant from opepe by this road twelve miles, ..."

5. A Handbook for Travellers in New Zealand: Auckland, the Hot Lake District by John Murray (Firm), F. W. Pennefather (1893)
"opepe. The scene of a terrible incident which occurred on June 7, 1869. Colonel St. John was engaged investigating the positions near Taupo available for ..."

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