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sap·pan·woodor sa·pan·wood (sə-păn′wo͝od′, săp′ăn-, -ən-)
1. A tree (Caesalpina sappan) in the pea family, native to tropical Asia, having wood that yields a red dye.
2. The wood of this tree.
[Malay sapang + wood.]
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nAlso called: sappan or sapan
1. (Plants) a small leguminous tree, Caesalpinia sappan, of S Asia producing wood that yields a red dye
2. (Plants) the wood of this tree
[C16: sapan, via Dutch from Malay sapang]
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