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blackwood

Definitions of blackwood
  1. noun
    any of several hardwood trees yielding very dark-colored wood
    synonyms: blackwood tree
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    types:
    Acacia melanoxylon, lightwood
    tall Australian acacia yielding highly valued black timber
    Haematoxylum campechianum, bloodwood tree, campeachy, logwood, logwood tree
    spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye
    Avicennia marina, black mangrove
    a mangrove of the West Indies and the southern Florida coast; occurs in dense thickets and has numerous short roots that bend up from the ground
    type of:
    tree
    a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  2. noun
    very dark wood of any of several blackwood trees
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    type of:
    wood
    the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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