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1. A deciduous tree (Chloroxylon swietenia) of South Asia, having hard, yellowish, close-grained wood.
2. A West Indian tree (Zanthoxylum flavum) having smooth, slightly oily, lustrous wood.
3. Any of several other trees having similar wood.
4. The wood of any of these trees, used for furniture and cabinetwork.
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1. (Plants) a rutaceous tree, Chloroxylon swietenia, that occurs in the East Indies and has hard wood with a satiny texture
2. (Forestry) the wood of this tree, used in veneering, cabinetwork, marquetry, etc
3. (Forestry) West Indian Satinwood another name for yellowwood2
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(ˈsæt nˌwʊd)

1. the satiny wood of any of several trees of the rue family, used to make furniture, esp. Chloroxylon swietenia, of the East Indies.
2. any of these trees.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.satinwood - West Indian tree with smooth lustrous and slightly oily woodsatinwood - West Indian tree with smooth lustrous and slightly oily wood
angiospermous yellowwood - any of various angiospermous trees having yellow wood
2.satinwood - hard yellowish wood of a satinwood tree having a satiny luster; used for fine cabinetwork and tools
Chloroxylon swietenia, satinwood tree, satinwood - East Indian tree with valuable hard lustrous yellowish wood;
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
3.satinwood - East Indian tree with valuable hard lustrous yellowish wood;
Chloroxylon, genus Chloroxylon - deciduous trees of India and Sri Lanka
satinwood - hard yellowish wood of a satinwood tree having a satiny luster; used for fine 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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[ˈsætɪnwʊd] Nmadera f satinada de las Indias, doradillo m, satín m
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On a tiny satinwood table stood a statuette by Clodion, and beside it lay a copy of Les Cent Nouvelles, bound for Margaret of Valois by Clovis Eve and powdered with the gilt daisies that Queen had selected for her device.
Walnut or walnut veneer and satinwood still tops the list, followed by rosewood, mahogany, oak and pine.
I'd avoid gloss and go for eggshell or satinwood instead.
The best white water-based wood paint I've used is Dulux Trade Quick Dry Satinwood. Although it can drip, it dries more slowly than most similar products, so it's much easier to get a good finish.
This John Broadwood & Sons Antique Concert Grand Piano dates to 1877, is 7 feet, 6 inches long and features a Satinwood and Mahogany finish with exquisite inlay, marquetry and painting on this unique, one of a kind museum quality piano.
The master suite is lined with satinwood built-in closets with ebony inlay and a matching satinwood home office.
Sana continues: "Some of our clients select their orders from pictures and measurements and for others we are able to source specific items, for example at the moment we are awaiting the arrival of 4 pairs of solid satinwood pillars for a customer who is going to use these pillars to support an octagonal wooden gazebo."
Avodire, apaya, apeya, appayia, engan, lusamba, agbe, esu, olon, African satinwood, African white mahogany
Paul Tighe, a landowner in Melling, near Aintree, says Satinwood Crescent - an access road for part of Morris's The Village development - was built over the corner of his land, outlined in yellow on our photographs.
Rosewood, satinwood, walnut, brass, mother-of-pearl, 31 1/4 x 60 x 35 3/4" (79.5 x 152.5 x 91 cm).
Bookcases were also popular with bidders with a mahogany breakfront library bookcase of Chippendale design realising a value of pounds 3,500 and a satinwood breakfront library bookcase fetching pounds 5,000 against an estimate of between pounds 2,000 and pounds 3,000.