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bass·wood

 (băs′wo͝od′)
n.
1. See linden.
2. The soft, light-colored wood of any species of linden. It is used in making crates and boxes, in carving, and in millwork.

[bass, linden bark (alteration of bast) + wood.]
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basswood

(ˈbæsˌwʊd)
n
1. (Plants) any of several North American linden trees, esp Tilia americana
2. (Plants) the soft light-coloured wood of any of these trees, used for furniture
[C19: from bass3; see bast]
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bass•wood

(ˈbæsˌwʊd)

n.
1. any of several New World linden trees.
2. the wood of such a tree.
[1660–70, Amer.; bass3 + wood1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basswood - soft light-colored wood of any of various linden treesbasswood - soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
linden tree, basswood, lime tree, linden, lime - any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.basswood - any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowersbasswood - any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
genus Tilia, Tilia - deciduous trees with smooth usually silver-grey bark of North America and Europe and Asia: lime trees; lindens; basswood
basswood, linden - soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
American basswood, American lime, Tilia americana - large American shade tree with large dark green leaves and rounded crown
small-leaved lime, small-leaved linden, Tilia cordata - large spreading European linden with small dark green leaves; often cultivated as an ornamental
Tilia heterophylla, white basswood, cottonwood - American basswood of the Allegheny region
Japanese lime, Japanese linden, Tilia japonica - medium-sized tree of Japan used as an ornamental
silver lime, silver linden, Tilia tomentosa - large tree native to eastern Europe and Asia Minor having leaves with white tomentum on the under side; widely cultivated as an ornamental
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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For example, American Linden (Tilia americana), Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), balsam fir (Abies balsamea), Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadesis), Norway spruce (Picea abies), paper birch (Betula papyrifera), Jack pine (Pinus banksiana) and white pine (Pinus strobus) are all considered highly vulnerable to the coming changes.
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A mix of species once common to the area are being planted, species including green and white ash, pin oak, northern pecan, black walnut, American linden, sycamore, river birch, swamp white oak, Kentucky coffeetree, bitternut, and butternut.

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