letterwood

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Letterwood

Let'ter·wood` (-wod`) noun (Botany) The beautiful and highly elastic wood of a tree of the genus Brosimum ( B. Aubletii ), found in Guiana; -- so called from black spots in it which bear some resemblance to hieroglyphics; also called snakewood , and leopardwood . It i...
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letterwood

<botany> The beautiful and highly elastic wood of a tree of the genus Brosimum (B. Aubletii), found in Guiana; so called from black spots in it which bear some resemblance to hieroglyphics; also called snakewood, and leopardwood. It is much used for bows and for walking sticks. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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Letterwood

• (n.) The beautiful and highly elastic wood of a tree of the genus Brosimum (B. Aubletii), found in Guiana; -- so called from black spots in it which bear some resemblance to hieroglyphics; also called snakewood, and leopardwood. It is much used for bows and for walking sticks.
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