from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tropical American evergreen tree (Chlorocardium rodiei syn. Ocotea rodiei) having greenish durable wood.
  • noun The wood of this tree, used especially for marine construction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Nectandra Rodiæi, a large lauraceous tree of Guiana.
  • noun In Jamaica, the Colubrina ferruginosa, a small rhamnaceous tree.
  • noun In Jamaica. Zizyphus Chloroxylon, one of the trees called cog-wood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of tree (Chlorocardium rodiei) native to Guyana.
  • noun A type of shrub (Colubrina arborescens) native to Florida and the Caribbean.


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  • One of the woods traditionally used to make fishing rods.

    January 5, 2012