Definition of satinwood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsatɪnwʊd/


1 [mass noun] Glossy yellowish timber from a tropical tree, valued for cabinetmaking.
Example sentences
  • 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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