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1. brazilwood

heavy wood of various brazilwood trees; used for violin bows and as dyewoods

2. brazilwood, caesalpinia echinata, peach-wood, peachwood, pernambuco wood

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

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of brazilwood
a hard, reddish wood obtained from several tropical American trees (genera Caesalpinia and Haematoxylon) of the caesalpinia family: it yields a red or blue dye and is also used in making cabinets and violin bows

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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The reddish wood of certain tropical trees or shrubs in the pea family, especially the Brazilian tree Caesalpinia echinata, used for violin bows and as a source of a red or purplish dye.

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