blackwood tree

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Related to blackwood tree: silver wattle, African Blackwood
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Noun1.blackwood tree - any of several hardwood trees yielding very dark-colored woodblackwood tree - 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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Said Alastair: "The musical instrument industry is one of the largest consumers of Mpingo, the East African Blackwood tree. The wood is used to make clarinets, oboes, bagpipes, violins, guitars and pianos.
We fall back into the biological category of the potato bug which exterminated the potato, and thereby exterminated itself" The parallels with the 21st century plight of the rhinoceros, the mountain gorilla, and the African blackwood tree are clear.