Definition of satinwood in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsatɪnwʊd


  • 1 [mass noun] Glossy yellowish timber from a tropical tree, valued for cabinetmaking.
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    • This is a Federal-period game table by Robert G. Stevenson of mahogany, primavera, satinwood, ebony, holly, and pine.
    • The table tops, segmented in satinwood and mahogany, are from the same cut of veneer.
    • The latter is composed of two major blocks, a horizontal one lacquered white, juxtaposed with a more vertical unit made of Madagascar ebony with satinwood and maple interiors.
  • 2The tropical hardwood tree that produces satinwood.
    • Two species in the family Rutaceae: Ceylon satinwood (Chloroxylon swietenia), native to India and Sri Lanka, and West Indian (or Jamaican) satinwood (Zanthoxylum flava), native to the Caribbean, Bermuda, and southern Florida
  • 2.1Used in names of trees which yield high-quality timber resembling satinwood, e.g. Nigerian satinwood.

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