sapanwood

[suh-pan-woo d]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. sap,
  2. sap bush,
  3. sap green,
  4. sap orchard,
  5. sapajou,
  6. sapele,
  7. saphar,
  8. saphead,
  9. sapheaded,
  10. saphena

sappanwood

or sa·pan·wood

[suh-pan-woo d]

noun

a dyewood yielding a red color, produced by a small, East Indian tree, Caesalpinia sappan, of the legume family.
the tree itself.

Origin of sappanwood

sappan- < Malay səpang, sapang (spelling sepang) the name of the tree + wood1

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Examples from the Web for sapanwood

  • The only exports of Philippine produce at this date were cacao, sugar, wax, and sapanwood.



British Dictionary definitions for sapanwood

sapanwood

noun

a variant spelling of sappanwood

sappanwood

sapanwood

noun

a small leguminous tree, Caesalpinia sappan, of S Asia producing wood that yields a red dye
the wood of this tree

Word Origin for sappanwood

C16: sapan, via Dutch from Malay sapang

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