lancewood

[lans-woo d, lahns-]
noun
  1. the tough, elastic wood of any of various trees, especially Oxandra lanceolata, of tropical America, used for carriage shafts, cabinetwork, etc.
  2. a tree that yields this wood.

Origin of lancewood

First recorded in 1690–1700; lance1 + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for lancewood

lancewood

noun
  1. any of various tropical trees, esp Oxandra lanceolata, yielding a tough elastic wood: family Annonaceae
  2. the wood of any of these trees
  3. Also called: horoeka a New Zealand forest tree, Pseudopanax crassifolius, with a small round head and a slender trunk
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