satinwood

[ sat-n-woo d ]
/ ˈsæt nˌwʊd /

noun

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

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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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