Origin of stinkwood
Examples from the Web for stinkwood
Historical Examples of stinkwood
There was the Buckenhout table, and there were the stools and couches made of stinkwood.Jess
H. Rider Haggard
We took a path up the Berg among groves of stinkwood and essenwood, where a failing stream made an easy route.
There were tall timber-trees—yellowwood, sneezewood, essenwood, stinkwood—and the ground was carpeted with thick grass and ferns.
- any of various trees having offensive-smelling wood, esp Ocotea bullata, a southern African lauraceous tree yielding a hard wood used for furniture
- the heavy durable wood of any of these trees
- Also called (NZ): hupiro a New Zealand shrub or small tree, Coprosma foetidissima, whose leaves give off an unpleasant smell when they are crushed