from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Brazilian tree, Dicypellium (Persea) caryophyllatum, scented throughout like the carnation, whence the name; also, an unspecified Australian cabinet-wood.
- n. In Tasmania, a tree of the family Eucryphiaceæ, Eucryphia Billardieri, one of the most beautiful trees in Tasmania, growing from 70 to 100 feet high, with a very straight trunk, 6 to 7 feet in circumference. It bears numerous white flowers, from 1 to 2 inches across, which resemble single white roses, and yields a wood of a pale reddish color.
- n. In Australia, the wallaby-bush, Beycria viscosa.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I had a wife and kids of my own, employees, a couple of thousand hectares of farmland and twice that much in virgin pinkwood - and I lived a long way off, even by high-orbit jumpbuggy. \par
"Come in, please," said Tourmaline, opening the door for them, and when they had entered, she placed a pinkwood bench for them to sit upon and went back to her throne, which was a common rocking chair.