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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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The grip frame is identical to a .45 ACP Government Model to the point I was able to swap out the factory supplied checkered rubber grips with a pair of Herrett's fully checkered Cocobolo panels, setting off the Parkerized finish quite well.
Both were fitted with Skeeter Skelton Stocks by BluMagnum--one Cocobolo with a lot of grain and the other plain dark walnut.
Along with the textured cocobolo wood grip panels, the checkered frontstrap and mainspring housing provide a very secure grip.
The cocobolo grips are fitted proud at the top of the frame.
The new pistol also features high profile sights and cocobolo double-diamond pattern grip panels.
Soon, there will be a more compact version, the Urban Trapper Mini, with four different frames: Titanium, Cocobolo Wood, Carbon Fiber and G10.
The finished pistol is treated to a satin black Cerakote finish, a set of Cocobolo custom grips, and is put into a Nighthawk softcase with a spare 13-round magazine.
The grip panels are made of Cocobolo. Cocobolo is a hardwood from Central America that comes from several related species of the genus Dalbergia.
From right: buckeye burl Ruthless Rabbit distress with brass inlay, cocobolo Pup/Female howler, and cocobolo Big Dog howler.
As a high schooler, he had his own acrylics made to copy his cocobolo wood designs and sold them to guides.
The conflict arose when Wounaan villagers tried to burn the equipment used by loggers in an attempt to stop them from extracting cocobolo wood, a Central American tropical hardwood that is orange or reddish-brown in color, often with a series of darker irregular traces.