Webster 1913 Edition
The soft and easily-worked wood of the tulip tree (
Liriodendron tulipifera). It is much used in cabinetwork, carriage building, etc.
☞ Several other kinds of light-colored wood are called whitewood in various countries, as the wood of
Bignonia leucoxylonin the West Indies, of
Pittosporum bicolorin Tasmania, etc.
See the Note under
Webster 1828 Edition