from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A South American tree (Dalbergia cearensis) with hard, fine-textured, purplish-brown wood used in cabinetmaking.
  • n. The wood of this tree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Brazilian tree having a violet-brown, hard texture
  • n. The wood of this tree, used in cabinetmaking

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Brazilian wood believed to be derived from a species of Dalbergia (Triptolemæa), but by some referred to Brya Ebenus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Brazilian tree yielding a handsome cabinet wood
  • n. handsome violet-streaked wood of the kingwood tree; used especially in cabinetwork


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