sappanwood

noun sap·pan·wood
variants: or

sapanwood

less commonly

sappan

Definition of sappanwood

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a red soluble brazilwood obtained from an East Indian tree (Caesalpinia sappan)

  2. 2 :  a tree that yields sappanwood

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Origin and Etymology of sappanwood

sappanwood, sapanwood from Malay sapang + English wood; sappan from Malay sapang


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