Definition of Silk wood
1. Noun. A fast-growing tropical American evergreen having white flowers and white fleshy edible fruit; bark yields a silky fiber used in cordage and wood is valuable for staves.
Group relationships: Genus Muntingia, Muntingia
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Literary usage of Silk wood
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1. Hand Book of the United States Tariff: Containing the Tariff Act of 1913 by Vandegrift, F.B., & Co, William Watson Rich, United States (1913)
"176 " of wood and silk, wood chief value (TD 27424) 16% 176 " of wool and silk, wood chief value (TD 2791, TD 25554) : 16% 176 " of wood, covered with ..."
2. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"Silk-wood. Polytrichum commune, L. — Hants (New Forest). " Neat little besoms which our foresters make from the stalk of poli' ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
"Cf. 'side sleeves, ' i.-e. long sleeves. Much where the plough has.been turned.—Cooper. Sidy [sei-di], adj. surly, moody.—Cooper. Silk-wood ..."