sasswood

[ sas-woo d ]
/ ˈsæsˌwʊd /

noun

a tropical African tree, Erythrophleum suavolens, of the legume family, having a poisonous bark and hard, durable wood.

Origin of sasswood

First recorded in 1895–1900; sass(y)2 + wood1
Also called sassy bark, sas·sy·wood [sas-ee-woo d] /ˈsæs iˌwʊd/.
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