noun Date: 1731 1. any of several trees with a wood of unpleasant odor; especially a southern African tree (Ocotea bullata) of the laurel family yielding a hard strong wood used in cabinetmaking 2. the wood of a stinkwood

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  • Stinkwood — is the common name for a number of trees or shrubs which have wood with an unpleasant odour, including:* Celtis africana (White Stinkwood) ndash; native to South Africa * Foetidia mauritiana ndash; native to Reunion and Mauritius * Gyrocarpus… …   Wikipedia

  • Stinkwood — Stink wood , n. (Bot.) A name given to several kinds of wood with an unpleasant smell, as that of the {F[oe]tidia Mauritiana} of the Mauritius, and that of the South African {Ocotea bullata}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stinkwood — [stiŋk′wood΄] n. 1. any of several trees whose wood has an offensive odor; esp., a South African tree (Ocotea bullata) of the laurel family, yielding a hard, durable wood 2. the wood of any such tree …   English World dictionary

  • stinkwood — juodoji okotija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lauramedinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Ocotea bullata), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ocotea bullata angl. black stinkwood; stinkhout; stinkwood šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • stinkwood — /stingk wood /, n. 1. any of several trees yielding fetid wood. 2. the wood of any of these trees. [1725 35; STINK + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • stinkwood — noun Any of several unrelated trees whose wood has an unpleasant smell, but especially Ocotea bullata, a south African tree yielding hard, heavy wood …   Wiktionary

  • stinkwood — noun a tree that yields wood with an unpleasant odour. [Ocotea bullata (S. Africa) and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • stinkwood — stink•wood [[t]ˈstɪŋkˌwʊd[/t]] n. 1) pln any of several trees yielding fetid wood, esp. a South African tree, Ocotea bullata, of the laurel family 2) pln the wood of any of these trees • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • stinkwood — /ˈstɪŋkwʊd/ (say stingkwood) noun 1. one of several trees or shrubs with fetid wood, as the dogwood. 2. the wood of any of these trees or shrubs. {stink + wood1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • stinkwood — n. an African tree, Ocotea bullata, with foul smelling timber …   Useful english dictionary

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