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n. pl. co·co·bo·los
1. Any of certain trees of the genus Dahlbergia in the pea family, especially D. retusa of Central America and Mexico.
2. The hard durable wood of such a tree, deep orange-red with black streaking or mottling, used for small specialty items such as knife handles.

[Spanish, from Arawak kakabali.]
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Noun1.cocobolo - a valuable timber tree of tropical South America
Dalbergia, genus Dalbergia - large genus of tropical trees having pinnate leaves and paniculate flowers and cultivated commercially for their dramatically grained and colored timbers
granadilla wood - dark red hardwood derived from the cocobolo and used in making musical instruments e.g. clarinets
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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