lancewood

[ lans-woo d, lahns- ]
/ ˈlænsˌwʊd, ˈlɑns- /
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noun

the tough, elastic wood of any of various trees, especially Oxandra lanceolata, of tropical America, used for carriage shafts, cabinetwork, etc.
a tree that yields this wood.

Nearby words

  1. lancet clock,
  2. lancet fish,
  3. lancet window,
  4. lanceted,
  5. lancetfish,
  6. lanchow,
  7. lanciform,
  8. lancinate,
  9. lancinating,
  10. lancs

Origin of lancewood

First recorded in 1690–1700; lance1 + wood1

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British Dictionary definitions for lancewood

lancewood

/ (ˈlɑːnsˌwʊd) /

noun

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