crabwood

[ krab-woo d ]
/ ˈkræbˌwʊd /
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noun

Origin of crabwood

First recorded in 1840–50; crab2 + wood1
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Examples from the Web for crabwood

  • 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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