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|n.||1.||(Bot.) The beautiful and highly elastic wood of a tree of the genus Brosimum (Brosimum Aubletii), found in Guiana; - so called from black spots in it which bear some resemblance to hieroglyphics; also called snakewood, and leopardwood. It is much used for bows and for walking sticks.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.