Origin of snakewood
Also called letterwood.
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Examples from the Web for snakewood
Several species of Strychnos are considered infallible remedies for snake bites; hence are known as snakewood.
With the single exception of snakewood it is the heaviest wood for rod making and is only used for short bait-casting rods.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2