sasswood

noun

sass·​wood
ˈsaˌswu̇d
variants or sassywood
ˈsasēˌwu̇d
: a western African tree (Erythrophloeum guineense) of the family Leguminosae having a poisonous bark and yielding a hard strong insect-resistant wood

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Sasswood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sasswood. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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