Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Brosimum guianense, an Amazonian tree having hard, speckled wood that resembles snakeskin; used in musical instruments
  • n. Acacia xiphophylla, an Australian tree with curving, snake-like limbs
  • n. Any of various North American shrubs of the genus Colubrina, often specifically Colubrina texensis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An East Indian climbing plant (Strychnos colubrina) having a bitter taste, and supposed to be a remedy for the bite of the hooded serpent.
  • n. An East Indian climbing shrub (Ophioxylon serpentinum) which has the roots and stems twisted so as to resemble serpents.
  • n. Same as trumpetwood.
  • n. A tropical American shrub (Plumieria rubra) which has very fragrant red blossoms.
  • n. Same as letterwood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In India, the bitter root and wood of Strychnos colubrina, also that of S. Nux-vomica, which is esteemed a cure for snake-poison, and is also employed as a tonic remedy in dyspepsia, etc. See nux vomica, 2.
  • n. The leopard- or letter-wood, Brosimum Aubletii: so called from the markings on the wood. See letter-wood.
  • n. A small West Indian tree, Colubrina ferruginosa of the Rhamnaceæ: named apparently from the twisted grain of the wood.
  • n. The trumpet-tree, Cecropia peltata, or sometimes the genus.
  • n. Sometimes, same as serpentwood.
  • n. The red nosegay-tree, Plumeria rubra.

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

  • n. tropical American tree with large peltate leaves and hollow stems
  • n. East Indian climbing shrub with twisted limbs and roots resembling serpents

Etymologies

snake +‎ wood (Wiktionary)

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