Definition: The wood of any one of several different kinds of
trees; also, any one of the trees themselves. Among the trees so called
are the Cladrastis tinctoria, an American leguminous tree; the several
species of prickly ash (Xanthoxylum); the Australian Flindersia
Oxleyana, a tree related to the mahogany; certain South African species
of Podocarpus, trees related to the yew; the East Indian Podocarpus
latifolia; and the true satinwood (Chloroxylon Swietenia). All these
Old World trees furnish valuable timber.