Pteroxylon utile
Neishout Neis"hout, n. [From D. niezen to sneeze + hout wood.] (Bot.) The mahogany-like wood of the South African tree {Pteroxylon utile}, the sawdust of which causes violent sneezing (whence the name). Also called {sneezewood}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Neishout — Neis hout, n. [From D. niezen to sneeze + hout wood.] (Bot.) The mahogany like wood of the South African tree {Pteroxylon utile}, the sawdust of which causes violent sneezing (whence the name). Also called {sneezewood}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sneezewood — Neishout Neis hout, n. [From D. niezen to sneeze + hout wood.] (Bot.) The mahogany like wood of the South African tree {Pteroxylon utile}, the sawdust of which causes violent sneezing (whence the name). Also called {sneezewood}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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