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lance +‎ wood


lancewood (countable and uncountable, plural lancewoods)

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  1. A tough, elastic and heavy wood obtained from the West Indies and Guiana, formerly much used for carriage shafts (Oxandra lanceolata).
  2. New Zealand trees in the genus Pseudopanax.
  3. Australian lancewood
    • 1904, Scottish Geographical Magazine, volume 20, page 578:
      Besides these two trees, which are the most general form of vegetation met with, may be found the briglow, bugwood, lapunya, lancewood, cork, box, and bloodwood, the last so named from its light red sap, which oozes in a thick stream