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Webster 1913 Edition


Rosewood

Rose′wood

,
Noun.
A valuable cabinet wood of a dark red color, streaked and variegated with black, obtained from several tropical leguminous trees of the genera
Dalbergia
and
Machaerium
. The finest kind is from Brazil, and is said to be from the
Dalbergia nigra
.
African rosewood
,
the wood of the leguminous tree
Pterocarpus erinaceus
.
Jamaica rosewood
,
the wood of two West Indian trees (
Amyris balsamifera
, and
Linocieria ligustrina
).
New South Wales rosewood
,
the wood of
Trichilia glandulosa
, a tree related to the margosa.

Definition 2021


rosewood

rosewood

See also: Rosewood

English

Noun

rosewood (countable and uncountable, plural rosewoods)

  1. The fragrant wood of Dalbergia nigra, a Brazilian tree in the legume family, which has a sweet smell.
  2. Any of several dozen woods, resembling that of Dalbergia nigra in some respect.
  3. The wood of a South American tree, Aniba rosaeodora, in the laurel family, with fragrant wood from which an essential oil is distilled.

Synonyms

  • (Dalbergia nigra): Brazilian rosewood, Rio rosewood, Bahia rosewood, pianowood

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