Crossword Genius

Bring back a slab of wood (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

balsa

'wood' is the definition.
(type of wood)

'bring back a slab' is the wordplay.
'bring back' is a reversal indicator.
'a'+'slab'='aslab'
'aslab' in reverse letter order is 'BALSA'.

'of' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for balsa that I've seen before include "Wood used by model makers" , "Very light wood in a slab" , "wood for raft" , "Very lightweight wood from tropical tree" , "Tree yielding light wood" .)

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