[ sneyk-wood ]

  1. the heavy, dark-red wood of a South American tree, Piratinera guianensis, used for decorative veneers, musical instrument bows, etc.

  2. the tree that is the source of this wood.

Origin of snakewood

First recorded in 1590–1600; snake + wood1

Words Nearby snakewood Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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