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satinwood

[sat-n-woo d] /ˈsæt nˌwʊd/
noun
1.
the satiny wood of an East Indian tree, Chloroxylon swietenia, of the rue family, used especially for making furniture.
2.
the tree itself.
Origin of satinwood
1785-1795
1785-95; satin + wood1
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  • The frauds practised in satinwood and painted pieces are many and are exceedingly difficult to detect.

    Chats on Old Furniture Arthur Hayden
  • satinwood, with the one exception of holly, is one of the easiest of all woods to imitate.

    Graining and Marbling Frederick Maire
  • Much of Sheraton's furniture was veneered with finely selected specimens of West India satinwood.

    Chats on Old Furniture Arthur Hayden
  • In her hand she carried a small fan, a fragile toy of lace and satinwood.

  • Mauville moved forward impetuously, until he stood on the verge of the sunlight on the satinwood floor.

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • Even Sheraton's satinwood elegance in delicate tapered legs found an echo in elm and beech.

    Chats on Old Clocks Arthur Hayden
  • The furniture would be just perfectly fine—rosewood and satinwood, and one room all ebony and pale yellow satin.

    Quicksilver Sue Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • satinwood and coloured marquetry and the painted panel accordingly found a place at this moment.

    Chats on Old Clocks Arthur Hayden
  • There the satinwood bookcase filled with his dog-eared schoolbooks.

  • Its case is of rich feathered mahogany, inlaid in the Sheraton manner with satinwood shells, banding, and herring-bone stringing.

    Chats on Old Clocks Arthur Hayden
British Dictionary definitions for satinwood

satinwood

/ˈsætɪnˌwʊd/
noun
1.
a rutaceous tree, Chloroxylon swietenia, that occurs in the East Indies and has hard wood with a satiny texture
2.
the wood of this tree, used in veneering, cabinetwork, marquetry, etc
3.
West Indian Satinwood, another name for yellowwood (sense 2)
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