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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: durable straight-grained wood of the lacewood tree; used for building and cabinetwork and tools
2: source of most of the lancewood of commerce [syn: lancewood, lancewood tree, Oxandra lanceolata]

Merriam Webster's

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a tough elastic wood from a W. Indian tree Oxandra lanceolata, used for carriage-shafts, fishing-rods, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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]). Australian lancewood, a myrtaceous tree (Backhousia Australis).



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