Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various trees having soft light-colored wood, such as a tulip tree, basswood, or spruce.
  • noun The wood of any of these trees.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name of a large number of trees or of their white or whitish timber.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The soft and easily-worked wood of the tulip tree (Liriodendron). It is much used in cabinetwork, carriage building, etc.
  • noun See the Note under Canella.

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

  • noun Any of several deciduous trees that are used for furniture, especially the tulip tree
  • noun The wood of these trees

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

  • noun light easily worked wood of a tulip tree; used for furniture and veneer

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Examples

  • Whenever he traveled between Tayouan and China he carried letters, and he continued polite diplomacy on behalf of the company. 33 Company officials knew he was also working for Chenggong, who, Tingbin told them, had entrusted him with money to buy war supplies — whitewood, feathers, cow jaws, and fish intestines — but they condoned this work "so long as [the weapons] be made there [in China] and not here."

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • Her figure, of medium height and broad build, with a tendency to embonpoint, was reflected by the mirror of her whitewood wardrobe, in a gown made under her own organization, of one of those half-tints, reminiscent of the distempered walls of corridors in large hotels.

    The Man of Property

  • At the back, where the lowest stairs protruded into the room, the boy sat struggling with a knife and a piece of whitewood.

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

  • It was the stone pillow for Arrhae, and a couch of triple-thickness leather and whitewood, and a balding fur or two in far-sun weather: nothing more.

    The Romulan Way

  • It was the stone pillow for Arrhae, and a couch of triple-thickness leather and whitewood, and a balding fur or two in far-sun weather: nothing more.

    Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages

  • It was the stone pillow for Arrhae, and a couch of triple-thickness leather and whitewood, and a balding fur or two in far-sun weather: nothing more.

    Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages

  • It was the stone pillow for Arrhae, and a couch of triple-thickness leather and whitewood, and a balding fur or two in far-sun weather: nothing more.

    Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages

  • It was the stone pillow for Arrhae, and a couch of triple-thickness leather and whitewood, and a balding fur or two in far-sun weather: nothing more.

    The Romulan Way

  • Fig. 7A shows a mahogany or other hardwood slip glued on the edge of a cheaper wood, such as pine or whitewood, as is the case on bookcase shelves when only the front edge is seen and polished.

    Woodwork Joints How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used.

  • Fig. 276 (A) shows another method that answers well for soft woods such as pine, American whitewood and satin walnut.

    Woodwork Joints How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used.

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