from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Blackwood, William 1776-1834. Scottish publisher and editor (1817-1834) of Blackwood's Magazine, a Tory literary review that published Wordsworth and Shelley among others.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Any of many places in England, Scotland and the United States.
  • proper n. An English and Scottish habitational surname derived from the placename.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name given to several dark-colored timbers. The East Indian black wood is from the tree Dalbergia latifolia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wood of a large leguminous tree of the East Indies, Dalbergia latifolia.
  • n. The wood of the Acacia Melanoxylon, the most valuable timber of Australia, noted for its hardness and durability.
  • n. In the West Indies, the name given to the black mangrove, Avicennia nitida, a small tree of sea-coast marshes, with very heavy, hard, and dark-brown or nearly black wood. The tree is also found in southern Florida.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. very dark wood of any of several blackwood trees
  • n. any of several hardwood trees yielding very dark-colored wood


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