Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common name for West Indian species of Citharexylum, and trees of allied genera, as C. quadrangulare, C. villosum (which is also found in southern Florida), Vitex umbrosa, Petitia Domingensis, etc. The wood is heavy, hard, and strong, and is used in building.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The wood of several West Indian trees, mostly of the genus Citharexylum.
- Corrupted from French bois-fidèle, literally "faithful wood", so called from its durability. (Wiktionary)
“Thigh-high grass whickered against our pants; stiff fiddlewood stems poked at our ankles.”
“And now we began to see sprays of sawgrass and tough, waxy fiddlewood growing right up through cracks in the tar.”
“The Wood Book Shows 350 kinds of wood, from the cucumber tree to fiddlewood.”
“In the back of the inn, a thick tangle of Turks cap, fiddlewood and firebush attract throngs of birds;”
“(the word kit meaning a fiddle), "or fiddlewood," because if two of the stalks are rubbed together, they make a noise like the scraping of the bow on violin strings.”
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Tree names that end in -wood. Anything ending in -wood that only refers to the wood, eg. applewood, firewood, etc. shall not be planted in this garden.
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