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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