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.