Meaning of knobwood in English:

knobwood

Pronunciation /ˈnɒbwʊd/

noun

  • Any of several southern African deciduous trees of the genus Zanthoxylum (family Rutaceae) which have numerous prominent cone-shaped knobs on the trunk (more fully "knobwood tree"); specifically Z. capense and Z. davyi. Occasionally with distinguishing word.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From knob + wood, apparently after South African Dutch knophout.