lance-wood

lancewood

[lans-wood, lahns-]
noun
1.
the tough, elastic wood of any of various trees, especially Oxandra lanceolata, of tropical America, used for carriage shafts, cabinetwork, etc.
2.
a tree that yields this wood.

Origin:
1690–1700; lance1 + wood1

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lancewood (ˈlɑːnsˌwʊd)
 
n
1.  any of various tropical trees, esp Oxandra lanceolata, yielding a tough elastic wood: family Annonaceae
2.  the wood of any of these trees
3.  Also called: horoeka a New Zealand forest tree, Pseudopanax crassifolius, with a small round head and a slender trunk

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