Rosewood

Rosewood
Rosewood Rose"wood, n. 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 {Mach[ae]rium}. The finest kind is from Brazil, and is said to be from the {Dalbergia nigra}. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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