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Denoting wood containing blackish irregular lines as a result of fungal decay, sometimes used to produce a decorative surface.
- ‘Usually good spalted maple is quite pricey, but I wandered over anyway.’
- ‘I have a whole pile of spalted maple in my backyard that is great to work with.’
- ‘These guitars and basses feature spalted maple bodies with matching fretboards, offering a different look from most guitars.’
- ‘After a long walk thru the woods I may end the day empty handed or find one beautifully spalted dead log that will keep me busy for weeks.’
- ‘You can use chunks or shavings of spalted wood instead of the brew, but it takes forever, and sometimes doesn't start because it is dead.’
1970s: from dialect spalt ‘to split, splinter’+ -ed.
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