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

Word History

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lancewood was in 1697

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“Lancewood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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