Definition of stinkwood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstiNGkwo͝od/


Any of a number of trees that yield timber with an unpleasant odor, in particular.
  • (black stinkwood) A South African tree (Ocotea bullata, family Lauraceae). A New Zealand tree (Coprosoma foetidissima, family Rubiaceae)..
Example sentences
  • Nowadays, more indigenous trees - stinkwoods, cottons and wild olives - are being planted, and the balance of exotics and indigenous is more or less equal.
  • A white stinkwood tree was planted in Ivory Park, near Midrand, on Friday 17 October as a symbol of prosperity in the global fight against poverty.
  • Two of my favourite indigenous trees for bonsai are the white stinkwood and the red stemmed corkwood or paperbark.

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Syllabification: stink·wood

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