pernambuco wood


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pernambuco wood - tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry
Caesalpinia, genus Caesalpinia - small spiny tropical trees or shrubs; includes the small genus or subgenus Poinciana
brazilwood - heavy wood of various brazilwood trees; used for violin bows and as dyewoods
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
References in periodicals archive ?
The entire project began out of a desire to raise awareness and money in support of tropical forest restoration, especially in those areas where the Pernambuco wood essential for bow making grows.
A traditional bow is made of a rod of Brazilian pernambuco wood.
Otavio Juliano In the devastated Atlantic Rainforest off the coast of Brazil, the population of trees that produce pernambuco wood -used in the manufacturing of fine violin, cello, and viola bows since the time of Mozart - have become highly endangered.