zebra wood


[zee-bruh-wood; British also zeb-ruh-]
any of several trees, especially Connarus guianensis, of tropical America, yielding a striped, hard wood used for making furniture.
the wood of any of these trees.

1775–85; zebra + wood1

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zebrawood (ˈzɛbrəˌwʊd, ˈziː-)
1.  a tree, Connarus guianensis, of tropical America, Asia, and Africa, yielding striped hardwood used in cabinetwork: family Connaraceae
2.  any of various other trees or shrubs having striped wood
3.  the wood of any of these trees

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