leopardwood
Letterwood Let"ter*wood` (-w[oo^]d`), n. (Bot.) The beautiful and highly elastic wood of a tree of the genus {Brosimum} ({Brosimum Aubletii}), found in Guiana; -- so called from black spots in it which bear some resemblance to hieroglyphics; also called {snakewood}, and {leopardwood}. It is much used for bows and for walking sticks. [1913 Webster]

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