lancewood

[ lans-wood, lahns- ]
/ ˈlænsˌwʊd, ˈlɑns- /

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.

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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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