Satinwood
Satinwood Sat"in*wood`, n. (Bot.) The hard, lemon-colored, fragrant wood of an East Indian tree ({Chloroxylon Swietenia}). It takes a lustrous finish, and is used in cabinetwork. The name is also given to the wood of a species of prickly ash ({Xanthoxylum Carib[ae]um}) growing in Florida and the West Indies. [1913 Webster]

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  • Satinwood — can mean the following:*A name for a wood that can be polished to a high gloss, in particular two woods, from the flowering plant family Rutaceae: ** Chloroxylon swietenia Ceylon Satinwood or East Indian Satinwood ** Zanthoxylum flavum Jamaican… …   Wikipedia

  • satinwood — [sat′ n wood΄] n. 1. any of several very smooth, hard woods used in fine furniture, marquetry, veneers, etc. 2. any of a number of trees yielding such a wood; esp., a) the East Indian satinwood ( Chloroxylon swietenia) of the rue family b) the… …   English World dictionary

  • satinwood — ► NOUN ▪ the glossy yellowish wood of a tropical tree, valued for cabinetwork …   English terms dictionary

  • satinwood — noun Date: 1792 1. a. a tree (Chloroxylon swietenia) of the rue family native to India and Sri Lanka that yields a lustrous yellowish brown wood b. a tree (as the West Indian Zanthoxylum flavum of the rue family) with wood resembling true… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • satinwood — noun Wood used for crafting fine furniture, particularly for inlay and marquetry, from either , the Ceylon or East Indian satinwood, or , the Jamaican or West Indian satinwood …   Wiktionary

  • satinwood — n. 1 a (in full Ceylon satinwood) a tree, Chlororylon swietenia, native to central and southern India and Ceylon. b (in full West Indian satinwood) a tree, Fagara flava, native to the West Indies, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and southern Florida. 2 the …   Useful english dictionary

  • satinwood — sat|in|wood [ sætn,wud ] noun count a tree that is grown in warm parts of the world for its smooth hard wood a. uncount wood from a satinwood tree …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • satinwood — [[t]sæ̱tɪnwʊd[/t]] N UNCOUNT Satinwood is a smooth hard wood which comes from an East Indian tree and is used to make furniture …   English dictionary

  • satinwood — n. variety of tree from the rue family; wood obtained from a satinwood tree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • satinwood — noun 1》 glossy yellowish wood valued for cabinetmaking. 2》 the tropical tree that produces satinwood. [Chloroxylon swietenia (India and Sri Lanka), Zanthoxylum flava (Caribbean region), and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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