Alligator wood

the timber of a tree of the West Indies (Guarea Swartzii).

See also: Alligator

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Sweetgum, sap gum, red gum, alligator-tree, alligator wood, hazel pine, incense tree, liquidambar, satin walnut and star-leaved gum
The tree is known by a variety of names--gum ball tree, red gum, star-leafed gum, alligator wood, and gum tree--most pertaining to the prickly balls it produces.
The tree is known by a wide variety of names, among them alligator-tree and alligator wood (probably a reference to the warty knobs on the tree's bark), incense tree and liquidambar.