camwood

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camwood

(ˈkæmˌwʊd)
n
1. (Plants) a W African leguminous tree, Baphia nitida, whose hard wood was formerly used in making a red dye
2. (Forestry) the wood of this tree
[C20: perhaps from Temne]
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Noun1.camwood - small shrubby African tree with hard wood used as a dyewood yielding a red dye
Baphia, genus Baphia - small genus of shrubs and lianas and trees of Africa and Madagascar
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms