sasswood

[sas-woo d]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. sassari,
  2. sassenach,
  3. sassetta,
  4. sassoon,
  5. sassoon, siegfried,
  6. sassy,
  7. sassy bark,
  8. sassywood,
  9. sastra,
  10. sastruga

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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