zebrawood

[zee-bruh-woo d; British also zeb-ruh-]

noun

any of several trees, especially Connarus guianensis, of tropical America, yielding a striped, hard wood used for making furniture.
the wood of any of these trees.

Nearby words

  1. zebra swallowtail,
  2. zebra-tailed lizard,
  3. zebrafish,
  4. zebraic,
  5. zebrass,
  6. zebroid,
  7. zebrula,
  8. zebu,
  9. zebulon,
  10. zebulun

Origin of zebrawood

First recorded in 1775–85; zebra + wood1

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British Dictionary definitions for zebrawood

zebrawood

noun

a tree, Connarus guianensis, of tropical America, Asia, and Africa, yielding striped hardwood used in cabinetwork: family Connaraceae
any of various other trees or shrubs having striped wood
the wood of any of these trees
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