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.

Exact synonyms: Calabur Tree, Calabura, Jamaican Cherry, Muntingia Calabura, Silkwood
Group relationships: Genus Muntingia, Muntingia
Generic synonyms: Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silk Wood

siliquose
siliquous
siliqyiform
silk
silk-cotton tree
silk-screen printing
silk cotton
silk gland
silk hat
silk oak
silk screen print
silk stocking
silk tree
silk vine
silk wood (current term)
silkaline
silkalines
silke
silked
silken
silkened
silkening
silkenly
silkens
silkie
silkier
silkies
silkiest

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 ..."

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