Snake"wood` (?), n. Bot. (a)
An East Indian climbing plant (Strychnos colubrina) having a bitter taste, and supposed to be a remedy for the bite of the hooded serpent.
An East Indian climbing shrub (Ophioxylon serpentinum) which has the roots and stems twisted so as to resemble serpents.
Same as Trumpetwood.
A tropical American shrub (Plumieria rubra) which has very fragrant red blossoms.
Same as Letterwood.
© Webster 1913.