Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to lancewood: lancewood tree
Any of various trees, especially Oxandra lanceolata of the West Indies, which has hard elastic wood formerly used for bows, carriage shafts, and fishing rods.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Plants) any of various tropical trees, esp Oxandra lanceolata, yielding a tough elastic wood: family Annonaceae
2. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees
3. (Plants) Also called: horoeka a New Zealand forest tree, Pseudopanax crassifolius, with a small round head and a slender trunk
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the tough, elastic wood of any of various trees, esp. Oxandra lanceolata, of tropical America, used esp. for fishing rods and arrow shafts and bows.
2. a tree that yields this wood.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||lancewood - durable straight-grained wood of the lacewood tree; used for building and cabinetwork and tools|
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
|2.||lancewood - 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.