Definitions

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

  • n. Any of several African or tropical American trees having striped wood.
  • n. The wood of any of these trees, used in cabinetmaking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any wood with a figure (grain pattern) like the striping of a zebra, most often wood of the genus Microberlinia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of cabinet wood having beautiful black, brown, and whitish stripes, the timber of a tropical American tree (Connarus Guianensis).
  • n. The wood of a small West Indian myrtaceous tree (Eugenia fragrans).
  • n. The wood of an East Indian tree of the genus Guettarda.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wood of Connarus Guianensis (Omphalobium Lambertii), of the Connaraceæ, a tall tree of Guiana; also, the tree itself. The wood is hard and beautifully marked, and is much sought for use in making furniture.
  • n. The wood of a small evergreen, Guettarda speciosa, of the Rubiaceæ, found on tropical shores in both hemispheres.
  • n. In the West Indies, a shrub or small tree, Myrtus (Eugenia) fragrans, var. cuneata.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. handsomely striped or mottled wood of the zebrawood tree; used especially for cabinetwork
  • n. any of various trees or shrubs having mottled or striped wood

Etymologies

zebra +‎ wood (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Clint works with wood, especially exotic varieties such as zebrawood, with its dramatic stripes reminiscent of the hide of its namesake animal.

    Victorville Daily Press :

  • "Curve XXVI" and "Curve XXVII" (both 1982, and topping out well above the official height of a basketball rim), are slabs of red oak, while the slightly shorter "Curve XLII" and "Curve XLIII" (both 1984) have been fashioned, respectively, from zebrawood and African sapele.

    Beautiful, Quiet and Spare

  • Rayon Richards for The Wall Street Journal The zebrawood kitchen has two Sub-Zero refrigerators, two dishwashers and a built-in margarita machine, shown here.

    Beachfront, with Camels

  • To do that, Mr. Dunkelman outfitted the zebrawood kitchen with two Sub-Zero refrigerators, two dishwashers and the frozen-drink machine, which can hold six-gallons of whatever cocktail concoction strikes the fancy.

    Keeping Cool in Fire Island Pines

  • The project also offers zebrawood cabinets, Italian porcelain tile and radiant heat in some bathroom floors.

    Luxury Project on Columbus Stirs Up Area

  • They have an extensive collection of cubes in a variety of finishes like aluminum, zebrawood, and mahagony.

    Cubes by Interior51

  • African zebrawood and black Japanese tatami flooring line the three identical corridors that house the guest rooms.

    Armani's Hotel Debut, Tailored for Dubai

  • He gestured to a pair of zebrawood doors striped in pale and vivid green.

    Silver Zombie

  • Blackthorn Acacia mellifera and zebrawood Dalbergia melanoxylon dominate in the drier conditions beside Lake Eyasi.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • I'm jealous of that koa/zebrawood chest, by the way

    Hawaiian Adventure Day 8: Akaka falls, woodwork and the best breakfast in the USA

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