the heavy, dark-red wood of a South American tree, Piratinera guianensis, used for decorative veneers, musical instrument bows, etc.
the tree that is the source of this wood.
noun 1. any of numerous limbless, scaly, elongate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes, comprising venomous and nonvenomous species inhabiting tropical and temperate areas. 2. a treacherous person; an insidious enemy. Compare snake in the grass. 3. Building Trades. Also called auger, plumber’s snake. (in plumbing) a device for dislodging obstructions in curved pipes, having a […]
adjective, snakier, snakiest. 1. of or relating to snakes. 2. abounding in snakes, as a place. 3. snakelike; twisting, winding, or sinuous. 4. venomous; treacherous or insidious: a snaky remark. 5. consisting of, entwined with, or bearing a representation of snakes or serpents, as a ring. 6. Australian Informal. irritable, angry, or spiteful. adjective snakier, […]
verb (used without object), snapped, snapping. 1. to make a sudden, sharp, distinct sound; crack, as a whip; crackle. 2. to click, as a mechanism or the jaws or teeth coming together. 3. to move, strike, shut, catch, etc., with a sharp sound, as a door, lid, or lock. 4. to break suddenly, especially with […]
noun 1. a sudden rebound or recovery. 2. Football. snap (def 34). noun 1. a sudden rebound or change in direction