from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deciduous tree (Cladrastis lutea) of the southeast United States, having drooping clusters of white flowers and yellow wood yielding a yellow dye.
- n. The wood of this tree.
- n. Any of various trees having yellow wood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the tree genus Cladrastis.
- n. Flindersia xanthoxyla, a tall rainforest tree of Australia.
- n. The osage orange tree.
- n. Any of the conifer genus Podocarpus.
- n. Sarcomelicope simplicifolia, a small rainforest tree of Australia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The wood of any one of several different kinds of trees; also, any one of the trees themselves. Among the trees so called are the Cladrastis tinctoria, an American leguminous tree; the several species of prickly ash (Xanthoxylum); the Australian Flindersia Oxleyana, a tree related to the mahogany; certain South African species of Podocarpus, trees related to the yew; the East Indian Podocarpus latifolia; and the true satinwood (Chloroxylon Swietenia). All these Old World trees furnish valuable timber.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See polecat-tree.
- n. Same as fustic.
- n. Cladrastis tinctoria, the American or Kentucky yellow-wood, in cultivation commonly known as Virgilia lutea, also called gopher-wood and yellow ash.
- n. Same as white teak. See teak.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the yellow wood of any of various yellowwood trees
- n. any of various trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow extract
yellow + wood (Wiktionary)