brazilwood(redirected from Brazil-wood)
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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.
1. any of several tropical trees of the genus Caesalpinia, of the legume family, as C. echinata, having a wood used to make violins and from which a red dye is obtained.
2. the wood of such a tree.
[1550–60; brazil brazilwood (Middle English brasile < Medieval Latin < Italian < Sp brasil, derivative of brasa live coal < Germanic]
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|Noun||1.||brazilwood - heavy wood of various brazilwood trees; used for violin bows and as dyewoods|
Caesalpinia echinata, peachwood, peach-wood, pernambuco wood, brazilwood - tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
|2.||brazilwood - tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry|
Caesalpinia, genus Caesalpinia - small spiny tropical trees or shrubs; includes the small genus or subgenus Poinciana
brazilwood - heavy wood of various brazilwood trees; used for violin bows and as dyewoods
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms