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1A tree or shrub that has wood 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.
- ‘Just as its name implies, snakewood has a grain pattern that makes it look like the skin of a snake.’
- ‘A typical Baroque violin or viol bow had a finely tapered snakewood stick, almost straight or slightly curved outwards.’
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