stinkwood

stinkwood

[stingk-wood]
noun
1.
any of several trees yielding fetid wood.
2.
the wood of any of these trees.

Origin:
1725–35; stink + wood1

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stinkwood (ˈstɪŋkˌwʊd)
 
n
1.  any of various trees having offensive-smelling wood, esp Ocotea bullata, a southern African lauraceous tree yielding a hard wood used for furniture
2.  the heavy durable wood of any of these trees
3.  Also called (NZ): hupiro a New Zealand shrub or small tree, Coprosma foetidissima, whose leaves give off an unpleasant smell when they are crushed

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