Definition of lancewood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlanswo͝od/


Any of a number of hardwood trees with tough elastic timber, in particular.
  • A Caribbean tree (Oxandra lanceolata, family Annonaceae). A New Zealand tree (Pseudopanax crassifolius, family Araliaceae)..
Example sentences
  • He is regenerating mahoe, karaka (called kopi in the Chathams), ribbonwood, matipo, karamu, nikau palms, lancewoods, and kowhai.
  • Then they went further north to a patch of regenerating nikau, kopi and lancewood trees.
  • The ground surface is a crumbly screed dotted with spinifex and occasional leopardwood and lancewood trees.

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Syllabification: lance·wood

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