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]

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  • Sneezewood — Sneeze wood , n. (Bot.) The wood of a South African tree. See {Neishout}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sneezewood — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a South African timber tree (Ptaeroxylon utile) of the family Meliaceae 2. : the hard valuable wood of the sneezewood tree that yields sawdust which causes sneezing …   Useful english dictionary

  • sneezewood — /ˈsnizwʊd/ (say sneezwood) noun a small tree, Ptaeroxylon obliquum, producing durable timber; native to southern and tropical Africa …   Australian English dictionary

  • Marutswa forest — History of the Forest The Marutswa Forest Boardwalk is built on an old logging site used in the late 19th century and is named after a local Zulu Man ‘Mahustjwa’ who harvested Sneezewood trees to sell as railway sleepers. The lower walk of the… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ecology of Africa — FloraThe vegetation of Africa follows very closely the distribution of heat and moisture. The northern and southern temperate zones have a flora distinct from that of the continent generally, which is tropical. In the countries bordering the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sneeze-wood — taxobox name = Sneeze wood regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Sapindales familia = Rutaceae genus = Ptaeroxylon species = P. obliquum binomial = Ptaeroxylon obliquum… …   Wikipedia

  • Natural history of Africa — A composite satellite image of Africa. The natural history of Africa encompasses some of the well known megafauna of that continent. Natural history is the study and description of organisms and natural objects, especially their origins,… …   Wikipedia

  • nieshout — ˈnēsˌhau̇t noun ( s) Etymology: Afrikaans, from nies to sneeze (from Dutch niezen) + hout wood (from Dutch) : sneezewood …   Useful english dictionary

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