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rosewood

Definitions of rosewood
  1. noun
    any of those hardwood trees of the genus Dalbergia that yield rosewood--valuable cabinet woods of a dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black
    synonyms: rosewood tree
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    types:
    Dalbergia latifolia, East India rosewood, East Indian rosewood, Indian blackwood, Indian rosewood
    East Indian tree having a useful dark purple wood
    Brazilian rosewood, Dalbergia nigra, caviuna wood, jacaranda
    an important Brazilian timber tree yielding a heavy hard dark-colored wood streaked with black
    Dalbergia stevensonii, Honduras rosewood
    Central American tree yielding a valuable dark streaked rosewood
    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
    hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain; used in cabinetwork
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    types:
    Andaman redwood, amboyna
    mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus
    type of:
    wood
    the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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