lancewood

noun
lance·wood | \ˈlan(t)s-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of lancewood 

: a tough elastic wood used especially for shafts, fishing rods, and bows also : a tropical American tree (Oxandra lanceolata) of the custard-apple family yielding this wood

First Known Use of lancewood

1697, in the meaning defined above

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