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Meaning of sappanwood

sap•pan•wood

Pronunciation: (su-pan'wood"), [key]
— n.
  1. a dyewood yielding a red color, produced by a small, East Indian tree, Caesalpinia sappan, of the legume family.
  2. the tree itself.
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