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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The wood of the tree Brosimum aubletii, marked with black spots resembling hieroglyphics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The beautiful and highly elastic wood of a tree of the genus Brosimum (Brosimum Aubletii), found in Guiana; -- so called from black spots in it which bear some resemblance to hieroglyphics; also called snakewood, and leopardwood. It is much used for bows and for walking sticks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The heart-wood of the South American tree Brosimum Aubletii.

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