sasswood

noun sass·wood \ˈsaˌswu̇d\
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sassywood

\ˈsasēˌwu̇d\

Definition of sasswood

  1. :  a western African tree (Erythrophloeum guineense) of the family Leguminosae having a poisonous bark and yielding a hard strong insect-resistant wood

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Origin and Etymology of sasswood

sasswood alteration of sassywood; sassywood from sassy (probably of African origin) + wood


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