lancewood

noun
lance·​wood | \ ˈlan(t)s-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce lancewood (audio) \

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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“Lancewood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lancewood. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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