snakewood


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snakewood

(ˈsneɪkˌwʊd)
n
1. (Plants) the South American tree Brosimum Aubletii
2. (Forestry) the wood of the South American tree Brosimum Aubletii
3. (Plants) any of various trees of the genus Colubrina
4. (Plants) any of various trees of the genus Strychnos
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Noun1.snakewood - East Indian climbing shrub with twisted limbs and roots resembling serpents
rauvolfia, rauwolfia - any shrub or small tree of the genus Rauwolfia having leaves in whorls and cymose flowers; yield substances used medicinally especially as emetics or purgatives or antihypertensives
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Kendrick (WAM T31149); 1 [male], same data except site BRNR7, Snappy Gum Hills, 23[degrees]22'45"S, 115[degrees]52'50"E, Eucalyptus leucophloeia woodland over Triodia (WAM T31150); 1 [male], same data except site BRNR8, Snakewood on Cracking Clays, 23[degrees]22'31"S, 115[degrees]52'57"E, Acacia ziphophylla over sparse Triodia (WAM T31151).
Currently, John's grips are offered from exotic woods such as bocote, coco-bolo, three types of ebony, goncala alves, three types of maple, Osage orange, snakewood, zebra wood and--would you believe--seven styles of walnut, including claro, Circassian, French and English.
Formed in high gloss snakewood with a central glass panel, the Brooklyn dining table features two detachable extension leaves so you can accommodate extra guests at a moment's notice.
Sites W3-06, W3-08 and W3-11 provided access to sources of ephemeral water and snakewood (Acacia xiphophylla), a species with edible seeds and gum that was favoured for firewood and for the manufacture of wooden tools, including boomerangs (Kuruma elder, pers.
It's made of snakewood - a hardwood from South America - and has a nicely carved ivory and mother-of-pearl frog, or finger grip.