from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as kingwood.
  • n. See myall.
  • n. The wood of a leguminous tree of Guiana, Copaifera bracteata.


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  • The floor was of polished oak, dark with age; the chairs and tables were of rare foreign woods, satin and leopard wood, violet-wood and ebony.

    Geoffrey Strong

  • Above the bed, in an imitation violet-wood frame, hung a daguerreotype of a man.

    Germinie Lacerteux


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