Definition of snakewood in English:


Syllabification: snake·wood
Pronunciation: /ˈsnākˌwo͝od


  • 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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