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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tropical tree Caesalpinia echinata, having a prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry.
  • n. The heavy red wood of the Caesalpinia echinata; brazilwood; pernambuco wood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dyewood obtained from Nicaragua, similar to brazil-wood, and perhaps from the same tree. Also called Nicaragua wood.

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

  • n. tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry
  • n. tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry

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