Definition of sasswood
: 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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