Letterwood

Letterwood

(Science: botany) The beautiful and highly elastic wood of a tree of the genus Brosimum (B. Aubletii), found in Guiana; so called from black spots in it which bear some resemblance to hieroglyphics; also called snakewood, and leopardwood. It is much used for bows and for walking sticks.

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