- a wood yielding a red or blue dye, obtained from an East Indian tree (Caesalpinia sappan) of the caesalpinia family
- the tree
Origin of sappanwoodpartial translated, translation of Dutch sapanhout ; from Malay sapang + Dutch hout, wood, akin to Old English holt: see holt
- A tree (Caesalpina sappan) in the pea family, native to tropical Asia, having wood that yields a red dye.
- The wood of this tree.
Origin of sappanwoodMalay sapang + wood1.