Definition of marblewood in US English:

marblewood

noun

  • 1Any of several kinds of decorative timber with mottled or banded grain; (Australian) the timber of the tall rainforest tree Acacia bakeri (family Mimosaceae (Leguminosae)) of eastern Australia.

  • 2Such timber from any of several trees of the genus Diospyros (family Ebenaceae); especially (more fully "Andaman marblewood") the timber of the tree D. marmorata of the Andaman Islands.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia. From marble + wood.

Pronunciation

marblewood

/ˈmɑːblwʊd/