Definition of lancewood in English:


Line breaks: lance|wood
Pronunciation: /ˈlɑːnswʊd


  • 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).
    More 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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