Definition of Satinwood

1. Noun. West Indian tree with smooth lustrous and slightly oily wood.




2. Noun. Hard yellowish wood of a satinwood tree having a satiny luster; used for fine cabinetwork and tools.
Substance meronyms: Chloroxylon Swietenia, Satinwood Tree
Generic synonyms: Wood

3. Noun. East Indian tree with valuable hard lustrous yellowish wood.
Exact synonyms: Chloroxylon Swietenia, Satinwood Tree
Group relationships: Chloroxylon, Genus Chloroxylon
Generic synonyms: Tree

Definition of Satinwood

1. n. The hard, lemon-colored, fragrant wood of an East Indian tree (Chloroxylon Swietenia). It takes a lustrous finish, and is used in cabinetwork. The name is also given to the wood of a species of prickly ash (Xanthoxylum Caribæum) growing in Florida and the West Indies.

Definition of Satinwood

1. Noun. Wood used for crafting fine furniture, particularly for inlay and marquetry, from either ''Chloroxylon swietenia'', the Ceylon or East Indian satinwood, or ''Zanthoxylum flavum'', the Jamaican or West Indian satinwood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Satinwood

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Medical Definition of Satinwood

1. The hard, lemon-coloured, fragrant wood of an East Indian tree (Chloroxylon Swietnia). It takes a lustrous finish, and is used in cabinetwork. The name is also given to the wood of a species of prickly ash (Xanthoxylum Caribaeum) growing in Florida and the West Indies. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Satinwood

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satinet
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satinpod
satinpods
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satinwood (current term)
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Literary usage of Satinwood

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1. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"The product of this tree is used in relatively small quantities for veneers, inlay-work and small cabinetwork in general. The satinwood used in the United ..."

2. The Indian Forester (1905)
"satinwood SLEEPERS.—The Ceylon Forest Department took the contract to provide the ... According to a special report the satinwood sleepers cost Rs. 8 each, ..."

3. Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture by Arthur Hayden, Hugh Phillips (1912)
"... and ash used in lieu of mahogany and satinwood— Village craftsmanship not debased by early Victorian art—Its obliteration in the age of factory-made ..."

4. How to Collect Old Furniture by Frederick Litchfield (1904)
"... mirror frames— Fret-cut ornament—SHERATON MARQUETERIE—The difference between genuine old and new inlaid furniture—Repainted satinwood. ..."

5. How to Collect Old Furniture by Frederick Litchfield (1904)
"... mirror frames— Fret-cut ornament—SHERATON MARQUETERIE—The difference between genuine old and new inlaid furniture—Repainted satinwood. ..."

6. Illustrated History of Furniture: From the Earliest to the Present Time by Frederick Litchfield (1899)
"... Mayhew, Sheraton—Introduction of satinwood and Mahogany—Gillows, of Lancaster and London—History of the Sideboard—The Dining Room—Furniture of the time. ..."

7. Catalogue of the Rare Artistic Properties Collected by the Connoisseur ...by American Art Association, Raoul Tolentino, Seymour de Ricci, Horace Townsend by American Art Association, Raoul Tolentino, Seymour de Ricci, Horace Townsend (1920)
"... stamped velvet and drawer with two brass swinging ring handles. Square tapering legs. satinwood inlaid with lines and bands of boxwood and.rosewood. ..."

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