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Etymology

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satin +‎ wood

Noun

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satinwood (countable and uncountable, plural satinwoods)

  1. Woody trees in family Rutaceae
    1. Chloroxylon swietenia (Ceylon or East Indian satinwood)
    2. Zanthoxylum flavum (Jamaican satinwood or West Indian satinwood).
    3. Chloroxylon faho (Madagascar satinwood)
    4. Murraya paniculata, from southeast Asia and Australia
    5. Nematolepis squamea, from Australia
  2. Wood used for crafting fine furniture, particularly for inlay and marquetry, from either Chloroxylon swietenia or Zanthoxylum flavum.
    • 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray:
      On a tiny satinwood table stood a statuette by Clodion