satinwood

[ sat-n-woo d ]
/ ˈsæt nˌwʊd /
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noun

the satiny wood of an East Indian tree, Chloroxylon swietenia, of the rue family, used especially for making furniture.
the tree itself.

Nearby words

  1. satin-flower,
  2. satinet,
  3. satinette,
  4. satinflower,
  5. satinpod,
  6. satiny,
  7. satire,
  8. satiric,
  9. satirical,
  10. satirically

Origin of satinwood

First recorded in 1785–95; satin + wood1

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British Dictionary definitions for satinwood

satinwood

/ (ˈsætɪnˌwʊd) /

noun

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)
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