Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tree (Caesalpina sappan) of tropical Asia, having wood that yields a red dye.
  • n. The wood of this tree.

Etymologies

Malay sapang + wood1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • By the early modern period, Siam was a major source for sappanwood and pepper in the Chinese trading network.

    b. Siam (Ayutthaya)

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