A tree (Caesalpina sappan) in the pea family, native to tropical Asia, having wood that yields a red dye.
The wood of this tree.
A wood yielding a red or blue dye, obtained from an East Indian tree (Caesalpinia sappan) of the caesalpinia family.
Origin of sappanwood
- Malay sapang wood
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition