lancewood tree


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Noun1.lancewood tree - tropical American tree; valued for its hard durable wood
Calophyllum, genus Calophyllum - genus of tropical evergreen trees
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2.lancewood tree - 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
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Skinny, mottled-brown early leaves could still be defending lancewood trees against the long-extinct moa, flightless birds that lived in New Zealand hundreds of years ago, says Kevin Burns of Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
More conventional leaves without such defenses don't show up until lancewood trees are taller than 300 centimeters, the researchers report.