satinwood

[sat-n-woo d]
noun
  1. the satiny wood of an East Indian tree, Chloroxylon swietenia, of the rue family, used especially for making furniture.
  2. the tree itself.

Origin of satinwood

First recorded in 1785–95; satin + wood1
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Examples from the Web for satinwood

Historical Examples of satinwood

  • There the satinwood bookcase filled with his dog-eared schoolbooks.

  • Satinwood, with the one exception of holly, is one of the easiest of all woods to imitate.

    Graining and Marbling

    Frederick Maire

  • 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.

  • In her hand she carried a small fan, a fragile toy of lace and satinwood.


British Dictionary definitions for satinwood

satinwood

noun
  1. a rutaceous tree, Chloroxylon swietenia, that occurs in the East Indies and has hard wood with a satiny texture
  2. the wood of this tree, used in veneering, cabinetwork, marquetry, etc
  3. West Indian Satinwood another name for yellowwood (def. 2)
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