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Any of various trees, especially Oxandra lanceolata of the West Indies, which has hard elastic wood formerly used for bows, carriage shafts, and fishing rods.
1. (Plants) any of various tropical trees, esp Oxandra lanceolata, yielding a tough elastic wood: family Annonaceae
2. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees
3. (Plants) Also called: horoeka a New Zealand forest tree, Pseudopanax crassifolius, with a small round head and a slender trunk
1. the tough, elastic wood of any of various trees, esp. Oxandra lanceolata, of tropical America, used esp. for fishing rods and arrow shafts and bows.
2. a tree that yields this wood.
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|Noun||1.||lancewood - durable straight-grained wood of the lacewood tree; used for building and cabinetwork and tools|
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
|2.||lancewood - source of most of the lancewood of commerce|
lancewood - durable straight-grained wood of the lacewood tree; used for building and cabinetwork and tools
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms