- any of several trees whose wood has an offensive odor; esp., a South African tree (Ocotea bullata) of the laurel family, yielding a hard, durable wood
- the wood of any such tree
See stinkwood in American Heritage Dictionary 4
a. A southern African deciduous tree (Ocotea bullata) having wood with an unpleasant odor.
b. The hard, heavy wood of this tree, used in cabinetwork.
- Any of several trees having wood with an unpleasant odor.