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sasswood

[sas-woo d] /ˈsæsˌwʊd/
noun
1.
a tropical African tree, Erythrophleum suavolens, of the legume family, having a poisonous bark and hard, durable wood.
Also called sassy bark, sassywood
[sas-ee-woo d] /ˈsæs iˌwʊd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of sasswood
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; sass(y)2 + wood1
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