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Snakewood[1] (German: Schlangenholz[2]) is a common name for various trees that have a wavy grain in their wood. It most commonly refers to trees in the genus Brosimum.[3]

Snakewood had magical properties, and could be used as a wand wood. Garrick Ollivander did not use the wood, but Mykew Gregorovitch did, selling at least one wand using the wood in his wand shop.[2] Salazar Slytherin crafted his wand from snakewood.[1]

Some magical snakewood trees resisted attempts to prune or kill them, and their leaves had powerful healing properties. One such tree grew outside the grounds of Ilvermorny.[1]

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