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 — may refer to the following:*Lancewood (wood), a tough, elastic and heavy wood obtained from the West Indies and Guiana. * Pseudopanax crassifolius , a New Zealand tree, also called horoeka or lancewood …   Wikipedia

  • lancewood — [lans′wood΄] n. 1. a tough, elastic wood used for shafts, fishing rods, billiard cues, etc. 2. any of various tropical trees yielding such wood; esp., a tree (Oxandra lanceolata) of the custard apple family …   English World dictionary

  • lancewood — /lans wood , lahns /, n. 1. the tough, elastic wood of any of various trees, esp. Oxandra lanceolata, of tropical America, used for carriage shafts, cabinetwork, etc. 2. a tree that yields this wood. [1690 1700; LANCE1 + WOOD1] * * * ▪ wood… …   Universalium

  • lancewood — siauralapė oksandra statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Anoninių šeimos medieninis augalas (Oxandra lanceolata), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Oxandra lanceolata angl. black lancewood; lancewood isp. asta; yaya šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lancewood — noun Date: 1697 a tough elastic wood used especially for shafts, fishing rods, and bows; also a tropical American tree (Oxandra lanceolata) of the custard apple family yielding this wood …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lancewood — noun A tough, elastic and heavy wood obtained from the West Indies and Guiana, formerly much used for carriage shafts …   Wiktionary

  • Lancewood — Calycophyllum (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • lancewood — n. tough flexible wood (used to make fishing rods, bows, etc.); tree which produces this wood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lancewood — noun a tree with tough elastic wood. [Oxandra lanceolata (Caribbean) and Pseudopanax crassifolius (New Zealand).] …   English new terms dictionary

  • lancewood — lance•wood [[t]ˈlænsˌwʊd, ˈlɑns [/t]] n. 1) pln the tough, elastic wood of any of various trees, esp. Oxandra lanceolata, of tropical America, used esp. for fishing rods and arrow shafts and bows 2) pln a tree that yields this wood • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

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