sat·​in·​wood ˈsa-tᵊn-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce satinwood (audio)
: a tree (Chloroxylon swietenia) of the rue family native to India and Sri Lanka that yields a lustrous yellowish-brown wood
: a tree (such as the West Indian Zanthoxylum flavum of the rue family) with wood resembling true satinwood
: the wood of a satinwood

Examples of satinwood in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of satinwood was in 1773

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“Satinwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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