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crabwood

[krab-woo d] /ˈkræbˌwʊd/
noun
1.
Origin of crabwood
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; crab2 + wood1
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  • crabwood (Gymnanthes lucida) is known chiefly by the fine canes made of it.

    American Forest Trees

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British Dictionary definitions for crabwood

crabwood

/ˈkræbˌwʊd/
noun
1.
a tropical American meliaceous tree, Carapa guianensis
2.
the wood of this tree, used for construction
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