waterwood

noun

1
: a West Indian tree (Chimarrhis cymosa) of the family Rubiaceae with greenish white flowers
2
: a Central American mangrove (Cassipourea elliptica) with hairy white flowers
3
: a southern African tree (Syzygium cordatum) of the family Myrtaceae having light easily worked wood that is used for flooring and joinery

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“Waterwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterwood. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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