Definition of pockwood in English:

pockwood

noun

Jamaican
  • The wood of the tree Guaiacum officinale, formerly used medicinally, especially for the treatment of syphilis. Also (more fully "pockwood tree"): the tree itself.

Origin

Late 16th century. From pock + wood, so called on account of the plant's medicinal use against syphilis.

Pronunciation

pockwood

/ˈpɒkwʊd/