stinkwood

noun
stink·​wood | \ ˈstiŋk-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce stinkwood (audio) \

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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“Stinkwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stinkwood. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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