faux satine

noun
faux sa·​ti·​ne | \ ¦fōˌsatᵊnˈā \

Definition of faux satine

: a light-tan oily wood that is obtained from cypress knees and is valued chiefly for its crotch figure which is used in ornamental veneers

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History and Etymology for faux satine

perhaps from French faux false + satiné

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“Faux satine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faux%20satine. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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