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 (blăk′wo͝od′), William 1776-1834.
British publisher and editor (1817-1834) of Blackwood's Magazine, a Tory literary review that published Wordsworth and Shelley among others.


1. (Plants) Also called: Sally Wattle a tall Australian acacia tree, A. melanoxylon, having small clusters of flowers and curved pods and yielding highly valued black timber
2. (Plants) any of various trees or shrubs of the leguminous genus Dalbergia, esp D. melanoxylon (of Africa) or D. latifolia (of India), yielding black wood used for carving and musical instruments
3. (Plants) the wood of any of these trees


(Bridge) bridge a conventional bidding sequence of four and five no-trumps, which are requests to the partner to show aces and kings respectively
[C20: named after Easeley F. Blackwood, its American inventor]


(Biography) Algernon (Henry). 1869–1951, British novelist and short-story writer; noted for his supernatural tales



William, 1776–1834, English publisher.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blackwood - very dark wood of any of several blackwood trees
blackwood tree, blackwood - any of several hardwood trees yielding very dark-colored wood
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.Blackwood - any of several hardwood trees yielding very dark-colored woodblackwood - any of several hardwood trees yielding very dark-colored wood
Acacia melanoxylon, lightwood - tall Australian acacia yielding highly valued black timber
campeachy, Haematoxylum campechianum, logwood tree, bloodwood tree, logwood - 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
blackwood - very dark wood of any of several blackwood trees
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
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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Sheppard said African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon of the Family Leguminosae) is the most expensive, legally available tonewood for import and export.
The African blackwood with high-brass cap is just as potent and makes a killer sound when you cover the second hole.
It helps local communities secure legal land rights to manage their forests in an area where exploitation of African blackwood for woodwind instruments is threatening the survival of the forests and the communities which depend upon them.
Today the Prince of Wales will recognise their achievement at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, in Cardiff, where he is set to be presented with a clarinet made of wood derived from the Mpingo African Blackwood Project - a Size of Wales scheme in Tanzania.
The chanter is made from African blackwood and the best cane for making reeds comes from Portugal.
Bald's trumpet call is made from desert ironwood burl wood with accent woods of ebony and African blackwood. That won't mean much to the average dude, but just think top quality and expensive and we're all on the same page.
"To make a pipe you need African Blackwood other colorful types of wood, as well as nickel, silver, imitation ivory, coconut, etc.
The wood carvings are done with African Blackwood or Mpingo.

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