Definition of snakewood in English:


Syllabification: snake·wood
Pronunciation: /ˈsnākwo͝od


1A tree or shrub that has wood from which a snakebite antidote or other medicinal extract is obtained.
  • Several species, in particular the tree Strychnos minor (or colubrina) (family Loganiaceae), of the Indian subcontinent
2A tropical American tree that has timber with a snakeskin pattern, used for decorative work.
  • Brosimum rubescens, family Moraceae
More 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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