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muskwood Line breaks: musk|wood
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌskwʊd/

Definition of muskwood in English:


[mass noun]
1Timber with a musky smell, especially that of a musk tree.
Example sentences
  • The furniture on offer includes a rosewood-veneer cedar library table, a bookcase and pedestal desk, plus two early tea caddies in muskwood.
1.1 another term for musk tree.
Example sentences
  • The most common trees are West Indian cedar, Hispaniolan mahogany, copey, American muskwood, and silk-cotton trees.
  • Other canopy trees such as roseapple, royal palm (Roystonia sp.), American muskwood and Caribbean pine were rare in the plantations, but were more common along the edges of some plantations.
  • Some of the tree species noted included large native olive, ribbonwood, lacebark, large-leaved canthium, hairy muskwood, brown pearwood and soft acronychia.

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