Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. very dark wood from any of several trees
  • n. any of several trees (especially the acacia) yielding such wood

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Call The seven-way Iverson Combination Whistle in cocobolo or African blackwood is as elegant as the pintail drake itself.

    Field Guide: Know Your Waterfowl

  • Its use was legalized in 1673 by an act, the preamble of which reads, "The ingenious industry of modern times hath taught the dyers of England the art of fixing, the colours made of logwood, alias blackwood, so as that, by experience, they are found as lasting as the colours made with any sort of dyeing wood whatever."

    Forty Centuries of Ink

  • We at length, with difficulty, got our horses up a rocky point, on which grew a thick scrub of "blackwood," as Yuranigh called it, an acacia having many tough stems growing thickly together from one root, and obstructing the passage, and covering the ground with its half-fallen and fallen timber.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • She filled the room with odds and ends picked up at bargain prices, capacious basket chairs, low Chinese blackwood tables, glazed ceramic bowls and jars, blue Chinese rugs, yellow curtains, and cushions made from a bale of faded silk that she had dyed herself in different colors.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • The first was the presence of a thickset, blue-uniformed administrator behind a large, blackwood desk.

    Addicts

  • The exquisite workmanship of the African Zen designs -- made from African blackwood to machata, for example, stand on their own, but house a deeply penetrating story of the forest from which they came.adschwarz. com and allanschwarz. com

    Summer Rayne Oakes: The Top 10 Coolest African Fair-Trade Fashions

  • Alexander Skarsgard alexandre aja alf algernon blackwood ali t. kokmen ali t. kokmen stalking alice in wonderland alice sebold alien

    CL Anderson's First Post - Suvudu - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Movies, and Games

  • Some plant species, such as the African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon), are also threatened by over-harvesting.

    Northern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • The lawless landscape of post-communismDAVID KAPLAN, A BUSINESSMAN IN Vilnius, Lithuania, sits unhappily behind an imported blackwood desk, smoking Marlboros under the protective eye of a huge bodyguard.

    Global Mafia

  • Its dominant species are Brachystegia spiciformis and muyombo B. boehmii with Julbernardia globiflora, bloodwood Pterocarpus angolensis, blackwood Dalbergia melanoxylon and Isoberlinia spp. with a shrub layer of Diplorhyncus condylocarpus and species of leadwood Combretum.

    Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.