from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The wood of the tulip tree.
- n. The irregularly striped, ornamental wood of any of several related or similar trees.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The striped, variegated wood of the tulip tree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The beautiful rose-colored striped wood of a Brazilian tree (Physocalymna floribunda), much used by cabinetmakers for inlaying.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wood of the tulip-tree.
- n. One of several other woods, so called from their color and markings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. light easily worked wood of a tulip tree; used for furniture and veneer
- n. the variegated or showily striped ornamental wood of various tulipwood trees
Yates uses renewable birch (sourced from Scandinavia) for his creations as well as tulipwood and ash.
My private closet is a pale sage green, trimmed in alabaster white, with a delicate painted chaise covered in soft green damask with a beautiful tulipwood desk, and my bedroom is done in pinks and creams.
Her apartment overlooked the Moscow River but it could have overlooked the Seine, with excellent copies of French antiques in tulipwood veneer and velvet-covered chairs.
The table is made of oak covered with a tulipwood veneer and further decorated with gilt bronze leaves and flowers, along the table legs.
A porcelain plaque, one of eight set into a tulipwood writing table.
He planed and sanded boards of a native lumber very like to tulipwood.
The desk itself suggests brocade flounces and powdered hair, so exquisitely is it constructed of tulipwood and inlaid with other woods of many colors.
"I know my three bowls probably won't buy me a Maloof piece but I could throw in a little cash to even it out," the artist Ed Moulthrop wrote in 1976, offering some foot-wide pine and tulipwood bowls in exchange for a walnut rocking chair.
The 36-page writ also cites a 19th-century tulipwood guéridon table bought by the
Mellor's writ also mentions a 19th-century tulipwood guéridon table bought by the Partridges for £11,500.