American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tree (Caesalpina sappan) of tropical Asia, having wood that yields a red dye.
- n. The wood of this tree.
- Malay sapang + wood1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“By the early modern period, Siam was a major source for sappanwood and pepper in the Chinese trading network.”
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