kiaat, noun

Forms:
chiaten, coyattaShow more Also chiaten, coyatta, kajat, kejaat, kiatt, kijaat.
Origin:
Dutch, Sundanese, Javanese, MalayShow more Dutch kiaat, kiaten (earlier kajaten) from Sundanese ki jati, Javanese and Malay kayu jati, kayu wood + jati teak. Cf. kajatenhout.
The hardwood tree Pterocarpus angolensis of the Fabaceae; the wood of this tree; bloodwood; dolf; kajatenhout; Transvaal teak, see Transvaal. Also attributive.
1843 J.C. Chase Cape of G.H. 160Coyatta. A species of the teak.
1934 C.P. Swart Supplement to Pettman. 87Kejaat,..The South African teak; the wood is dark-brown, with a conspicuous grain, presenting a beautiful appearance. The wood is extremely durable and is extensively used for furniture and high-class joinery.
1951 N.L. King Tree-Planting 70Pterocarpus angolensis (Kiaat), A small to medium-sized tree with sweetly scented, yellowish flowers which appear before the leaves.
1969 I. Vaughan Last of Sunlit Yrs 53The huge old stable door of polished Kiaat, with giant steel locks.
1971 Baraitser & Obholzer Cape Country Furn. 279Kiaat is also known as blood wood, Transvaal teak and Kehatenhout. Kiaat is a medium sized tree, usually not exceeding 13m in height.
1984 S. Afr. Panorama Feb. 39Of all the indigenous woods used for furniture, kiaat has one of the most beautiful grains.
1987 S. Afr. Panorama Sept. 15Stately kiaat trees covered with yellow sweetpea blooms.
1989 Daily Dispatch 11 Mar. 16Kiaat Morris chair, Teak Double Bed.
The hardwood tree Pterocarpus angolensis of the Fabaceae; the wood of this tree; bloodwood; dolf; kajatenhout; Transvaal teak, see Transvaal. Also attributive.
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