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[mahr-buh l-woo d]
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  1. any of several trees having wood somewhat resembling marble in graining or texture, as Diospyros marmorata, of southern Asia, or Olea paniculata, of Australia.
  2. the wood of any of these trees.
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Origin of marblewood

First recorded in 1745–55; marble + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for marblewood


  1. a Malaysian tree, Diospyros marmorata : family Ebenaceae
  2. the distinctively marked wood of this tree, having black bands on a lighter background
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