stinkwood

noun stink·wood \ ˈstiŋk-ˌwu̇d \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of stinkwood

1 : any of several trees with a wood of unpleasant odor; especially : a southern African tree (Ocotea bullata) of the laurel family yielding a hard strong wood used in cabinetmaking
2 : the wood of a stinkwood

First Known Use of stinkwood

1731

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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