American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See linden.
- n. The soft, light-colored wood of any species of linden. It is used in making crates and boxes, in carving, and in millwork.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common name of the American linden or lime-tree, Tilia Americana. The white bass-wood is T. heterophylla. Also called bass.
- n. US Any of several trees of the genus Tilia; the lindens, especially Tilia americana, the American basswood.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The bass (Tilia) or its wood; especially, Tilia Americana. See bass, the lime tree.
- n. soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
- n. any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
- bass + wood (Wiktionary)
- bass, linden bark (alteration of bast) + wood1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Then he cuts the ships out and mounts them on a piece of cut wood he uses specialty bases made out of hardboard, but basswood is possible, too.”
“Buckwheat in some places is the main source; in others, basswood, which is of brief duration.”
“Much of his work is done on basswood, which is a softer wood with no apparent grain.”
“But didn't you say, Miss Harson, that it's always called basswood in our country? ”
“Oil, rayon thread, and basswood on wood. 36 x 36 x 12 in.”
“This store offers pre-cut spanish cedar and basswood blanks.”
“As for the carousel, the brothers first tried to find one to restore but eventually decided to build their own, going to an Ohio manufacturer that used 1900s methods, with all the figures and horses carved out of solid basswood blocks.”
“I use knives and chisels, not a power carver, to finish shaping the basswood.”
“But stop to catch your breath and you can enjoy wooded slopes covered with oak, maple, and hickory, the bottoms resplendent in beech, basswood, and elm.”
“The inside was uncomfortably warm, stuffy, and dark, but I could see the split-cane roof was tight and the walls had been made of woven willow stems interlaced with shreds of basswood bark.”
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