[ ingk-wood ]

  1. a tropical tree, Exothea paniculata, of the soapberry family, yielding a hard, reddish-brown wood.

Origin of inkwood

First recorded in 1885–90; ink + wood1

Words Nearby inkwood Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use inkwood in a sentence

  • inkwood (Exothea paniculata) is of the same family as white ironwood but of a different genus.

    American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson