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sappanwood

[suh-pan-woo d] /səˈpænˌwʊd/
noun
1.
a dyewood yielding a red color, produced by a small, East Indian tree, Caesalpinia sappan, of the legume family.
2.
the tree itself.
Also, sapanwood.
Origin
sappan- < Malay səpang, sapang (spelling sepang) the name of the tree + wood1
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sappanwood

/ˈsæpənˌwʊd/
noun
1.
a small leguminous tree, Caesalpinia sappan, of S Asia producing wood that yields a red dye
2.
the wood of this tree
Word Origin
C16: sapan, via Dutch from Malay sapang
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