n. wood obtained from trees belonging to the genus Caesalpinia (used to manufacture a red dye)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • sappanwood — [sə pan′wood΄] n. [partial transl. of Du sapanhout < Malay sapang + Du hout, wood, akin to OE holt: see HOLT] 1. a wood yielding a red or blue dye, obtained from an East Indian tree (Caesalpinia sappan) of the caesalpinia family 2. the tree …   English World dictionary

  • Sappanwood — Taxobox | name = Sappanwood status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae genus = Caesalpinia species = C. sappan binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • sappanwood — indinė cezalpinija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Caesalpinia sappan). atitikmenys: lot. Caesalpinia sappan angl. Indian red wood; Indian redwood; Japan wood tree; Sappan caesalpinia; sappanwood vok …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sappanwood — /seuh pan wood /, n. 1. a dyewood yielding a red color, produced by a small, East Indian tree, Caesalpinia sappan, of the legume family. 2. the tree itself. Also, sapanwood. [sappan < Malay sapang, sapang (sp. sepang) the name of the tree +… …   Universalium

  • sappanwood — sap·pan·wood …   English syllables

  • sappanwood — /ˈsæpənwʊd/ (say sapuhnwood) noun 1. a dyewood yielding a red colour, produced by a small tropical Asian tree, Caesalpinia sappan; formerly known as brazilwood. 2. the tree itself. Also, sapanwood. {sapan (from Malay sapang) + wood1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sappanwood — n. (also sapanwood) the heartwood of an E. Indian tree, Caesalpinia sappan, formerly used as a source of red dye. Etymology: Du. sapan f. Malay sapang, of S. Indian orig. * * * /seuh pan wood /, n. 1. a dyewood yielding a red color, produced by a …   Useful english dictionary

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