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sappanwood

or sa·pan·wood

[suh-pan-woo d]
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noun
  1. a dyewood yielding a red color, produced by a small, East Indian tree, Caesalpinia sappan, of the legume family.
  2. the tree itself.
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Origin of sappanwood

sappan- < Malay səpang, sapang (spelling sepang) the name of the tree + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for sappanwood

sappanwood

sapanwood

noun
  1. a small leguminous tree, Caesalpinia sappan, of S Asia producing wood that yields a red dye
  2. the wood of this tree
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Word Origin

C16: sapan, via Dutch from Malay sapang
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