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Sapan Wood

SAPAN WOOD (Malay sapang),a. soluble red dyewood from a tree belonging to the leguminous genus Caesalpinia, a native of tropical Asia and the Indian Archipelago. The wood is somewhat lighter in colour than Brazil wood and its other allies, but the same tinctorial principle, brazilin, appears to be common to all.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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