sneezewood


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sneezewood

(ˈsniːzˌwʊd)
n
1. (Plants) a tree, Ptaeroxylon utile, native to southern Africa: family Ptaeroxylaceae
2. (Forestry) the tough wood of this tree, which has a peppery smell and is used for bridges, piers, fencing posts, etc
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Since the plant we know was introduced from North America, this mythological link with ancient Greece is highly questionable although certainly more romantic than its unflattering common name, sneezewood.
The large number of cultivars has now largely superseded the original species of sneezewood from North America, these ranging in height from just under 3ft to over 6ft with colours from yellow to red.
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