sat·​in·​wood | \ ˈsa-tᵊn-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce satinwood (audio) \

Definition of satinwood

1a : a tree (Chloroxylon swietenia) of the rue family native to India and Sri Lanka that yields a lustrous yellowish-brown wood
b : a tree (such as the West Indian Zanthoxylum flavum of the rue family) with wood resembling true satinwood
2 : the wood of a satinwood

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Recent Examples on the Web Owners’ closets Carved, rare Honduran mahogany frames the walk-in closets with beautiful veneer inlays of satinwood, ebony and carpathian elm burl. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "You'll want this $1.75M Clarkston house for the art the owners made in it," 11 Apr. 2020 This room holds a George III mahogany bookcase and a pair of George III satinwood chairs. Emily Nonko, WSJ, "House of the Year, Second Place: A Private Island Escape in South Carolina," 29 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of satinwood

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Satinwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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