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satinwood, name for a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia. The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellowwood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood of an evergreen (Zanthoxylum flavum) found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies. It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

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satinwood

sat·in·wood / ˈsatnˌwoŏd/ • n. 1. glossy yellowish timber from a tropical tree, valued for cabinetwork. 2. the tropical hardwood tree of the rue family that produces this timber. Two species: Ceylon satinwood (Chloroxylon swietenia), native to India and Sri Lanka, and West Indian (or Jamaican) satinwood (Zanthoxylum flava), native to the Caribbean, Bermuda, and southern Florida.

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satinwood See CHLOROXYLON.

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