[ingk-woo d]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for inkwood

Historical Examples of inkwood

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

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson