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

  • noun A South American tree (Dalbergia cearensis) in the pea family, having hard, fine-textured, purplish-brown wood used in cabinetmaking.
  • noun The wood of this tree.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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


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