satinwood

satinwood

[sat-n-wood]
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:
1785–95; satin + wood1

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satinwood (ˈsætɪnˌwʊd)
 
n
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

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satinwood

(Chloroxylon swietenia), tree of the Rutaceae family native to Southeast Asia, India, and Sri Lanka (Ceylon), or its hard yellowish brown wood, which has a satiny lustre and is used for fine cabinetwork and farming tools. There are also satinwoods of the West Indies (Fagara flava) and of Africa (F. macrophylla), also of the Rutaceae family

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