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lancewood

[lans-woo d, lahns-] /ˈlænsˌwʊd, ˈlɑns-/
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 of lancewood
1690-1700
1690-1700; lance1 + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for lancewood

lancewood

/ˈlɑːnsˌwʊd/
noun
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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