- the satiny wood of an East Indian tree, Chloroxylon swietenia, of the rue family, used especially for making furniture.
- the tree itself.
Origin of satinwood
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Examples from the Web for satinwood
There the satinwood bookcase filled with his dog-eared schoolbooks.The Picture of Dorian Gray
Satinwood, with the one exception of holly, is one of the easiest of all woods to imitate.Graining and Marbling
Another room displayed a margin of satinwood around the carpet.Hans Brinker
Mary Mapes Dodge
The satinwood overmantel was crowded with them in heavy frames of chased silver.When It Was Dark
In her hand she carried a small fan, a fragile toy of lace and satinwood.
- a rutaceous tree, Chloroxylon swietenia, that occurs in the East Indies and has hard wood with a satiny texture
- the wood of this tree, used in veneering, cabinetwork, marquetry, etc
- West Indian Satinwood another name for yellowwood (def. 2)