Definition of snakewood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsneɪkwʊd/


1A tree or shrub which has timber from which a snakebite antidote or other medicinal extract is obtained.
2A tropical American tree which has timber with a snakeskin pattern, used for decorative work.
  • Brosimum rubescens, family Moraceae.
Example sentences
  • Just as its name implies, snakewood has a grain pattern that makes it look like the skin of a snake.
  • A typical Baroque violin or viol bow had a finely tapered snakewood stick, almost straight or slightly curved outwards.

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