- the tough, elastic wood of any of various trees, especially Oxandra lanceolata, of tropical America, used for carriage shafts, cabinetwork, etc.
- a tree that yields this wood.
- any of various tropical trees, esp Oxandra lanceolata, yielding a tough elastic wood: family Annonaceae
- the wood of any of these trees
- Also called: horoeka a New Zealand forest tree, Pseudopanax crassifolius, with a small round head and a slender trunk