Definition of snakewood in English:

snakewood

noun

  • 1A tree or shrub which has timber from which a snakebite antidote or other medicinal extract is obtained.

  • 2A tropical American tree which has timber with a snakeskin pattern, used for decorative work.

    • ‘A typical Baroque violin or viol bow had a finely tapered snakewood stick, almost straight or slightly curved outwards.’
    • ‘Just as its name implies, snakewood has a grain pattern that makes it look like the skin of a snake.’

Pronunciation:

snakewood

/ˈsneɪkwʊd/