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stinkwood

[stingk-woo d] /ˈstɪŋkˌwʊd/
noun
1.
any of several trees yielding fetid wood.
2.
the wood of any of these trees.
Origin of stinkwood
1725-1735
First recorded in 1725-35; stink + wood1
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  • There was the Buckenhout table, and there were the stools and couches made of stinkwood.

    Jess H. Rider Haggard
  • We took a path up the Berg among groves of stinkwood and essenwood, where a failing stream made an easy route.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • There were tall timber-trees—yellowwood, sneezewood, essenwood, stinkwood—and the ground was carpeted with thick grass and ferns.

    Prester John John Buchan
British Dictionary definitions for stinkwood

stinkwood

/ˈstɪŋkˌwʊd/
noun
1.
any of various trees having offensive-smelling wood, esp Ocotea bullata, a southern African lauraceous tree yielding a hard wood used for furniture
2.
the heavy durable wood of any of these trees
3.
Also called (NZ) hupiro. a New Zealand shrub or small tree, Coprosma foetidissima, whose leaves give off an unpleasant smell when they are crushed
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