lancewood

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lancewood

1. any of various tropical trees, esp Oxandra lanceolata, yielding a tough elastic wood: family Annonaceae
2. a New Zealand forest tree, Pseudopanax crassifolius, with a small round head and a slender trunk
3. the wood of any of these trees
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Skinny, mottled-brown early leaves could still be defending lancewood trees against the long-extinct moa, flightless birds that lived in New Zealand hundreds of years ago, says Kevin Burns of Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
From a moa's perspective, small lancewood seedlings' narrow, dark leaves would have been hard to see against the background leaf litter, the researchers report in an upcoming New Philologist.
(But the lancewood wilderness is also the wooded but waterless 'Kumyan country' of the Upper Daly; to traverse it, Aboriginal travelers made carry-flasks for water out of bamboo tubes.