from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several tropical American trees, especially Calycophyllum candidissimum, having hard, durable, uniformly grained wood.
- n. The wood of this tree, used for construction and cabinet work.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tough, elastic and heavy wood obtained from the West Indies and Guiana, formerly much used for carriage shafts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tough, elastic wood, often used for the shafts of gigs, archery bows, fishing rods, and the like. Also, the tree which produces this wood, Duguetia Quitarensis (a native of Guiana and Cuba), and several other trees of the same family (Anonaseæ).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of several trees and of their wood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. durable straight-grained wood of the lacewood tree; used for building and cabinetwork and tools
- n. source of most of the lancewood of commerce
lance + wood (Wiktionary)