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crabwood

[ krab-wood ]
/ ˈkræbˌwʊd /
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noun
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Origin of crabwood

First recorded in 1840–50; crab2 + wood1
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How to use crabwood in a sentence

  • The Indians have a path alongside of it, through the forest, where prodigious crabwood trees grow.

  • Crabwood (Gymnanthes lucida) is known chiefly by the fine canes made of it.

    American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson

British Dictionary definitions for crabwood

crabwood
/ (ˈkræbˌwʊd) /

noun
a tropical American meliaceous tree, Carapa guianensis
the wood of this tree, used for construction
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