Australian lancewood
Lancewood Lance"wood`, n. (Bot.) A tough, elastic wood, often used for the shafts of gigs, archery bows, fishing rods, and the like. Also, the tree which produces this wood, {Duguetia Quitarensis} (a native of Guiana and Cuba), and several other trees of the same family ({Anonase[ae]}). [1913 Webster]

{Australian lancewood}, a myrtaceous tree ({Backhousia Australis}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Lancewood — Lance wood , n. (Bot.) A tough, elastic wood, often used for the shafts of gigs, archery bows, fishing rods, and the like. Also, the tree which produces this wood, {Duguetia Quitarensis} (a native of Guiana and Cuba), and several other trees of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Backhousia Australis — Lancewood Lance wood , n. (Bot.) A tough, elastic wood, often used for the shafts of gigs, archery bows, fishing rods, and the like. Also, the tree which produces this wood, {Duguetia Quitarensis} (a native of Guiana and Cuba), and several other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duguetia Quitarensis — Lancewood Lance wood , n. (Bot.) A tough, elastic wood, often used for the shafts of gigs, archery bows, fishing rods, and the like. Also, the tree which produces this wood, {Duguetia Quitarensis} (a native of Guiana and Cuba), and several other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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