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rose·wood

 (rōz′wo͝od′)
n.
1. Any of various tropical trees chiefly of the genus Dalbergia in the pea family, having hard brown to purplish wood with dark brown or black streaks.
2. The wood of any of these trees, used for cabinetwork and musical instruments.

rosewood

(ˈrəʊzˌwʊd)
n
1. (Plants) the hard dark wood of any of various tropical and subtropical leguminous trees, esp of the genus Dalbergia. It has a roselike scent and is used in cabinetwork
2. (Plants) any of the trees yielding this wood

rose•wood

(ˈroʊzˌwʊd)

n.
1. any of various reddish cabinet woods, sometimes with a roselike odor, yielded by certain tropical trees, esp. of the genus Dalbergia.
2. a tree yielding such wood.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rosewood - hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grainrosewood - hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain; used in cabinetwork
rosewood tree, rosewood - any of those hardwood trees of the genus Dalbergia that yield rosewood--valuable cabinet woods of a dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black
amboyna, Andaman redwood - mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.rosewood - any of those hardwood trees of the genus Dalbergia that yield rosewood--valuable cabinet woods of a dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black
rosewood - hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain; used in cabinetwork
Dalbergia latifolia, East India rosewood, East Indian rosewood, Indian blackwood, Indian rosewood - East Indian tree having a useful dark purple wood
Brazilian rosewood, caviuna wood, Dalbergia nigra, jacaranda - an important Brazilian timber tree yielding a heavy hard dark-colored wood streaked with black
Dalbergia stevensonii, Honduras rosewood - Central American tree yielding a valuable dark streaked rosewood
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
Translations
من أخْشاب الأثاث الصَّلْبَه
růžové dřevoz růžového dřeva
rosentræ
rózsafa
rósaviîur
ružové drevoz ružového dreva
gül ağacı

rosewood

[ˈrəʊzwʊd] Npalo m de rosa, palisandro m

rosewood

[ˈrəʊzwʊd]
nbois m de rose
modif [desk, table, furniture] → en bois de rose

rosewood

[ˈrəʊzˌwʊd] npalissandro

rose1

(rəuz) noun
1. a kind of brightly-coloured, usually sweet-scented flower, usually with sharp thorns.
2. (also adjective) (of) a pink colour. Her dress was pale rose.
rosette (rəˈzet) , ((American) rou-) noun
a badge or decoration in the shape of a rose, made of coloured ribbon etc.
ˈrosy adjective
1. rose-coloured; pink. rosy cheeks.
2. bright; hopeful. His future looks rosy.
ˈrosily adverb
ˈrosiness noun
ˈrosefish noun
North Atlantic rose-coloured fish used for food.
ˈrose hip noun
the red fruit of a rose, which is rich in vitamin C.
ˈrosewood noun, adjective
(of) a dark wood used for making furniture. a rose wood cabinet.
look at / see through rose-coloured spectacles/glasses
to take an over-optimistic view of.
References in classic literature ?
Those were of the purest 1830, with a grim harmony of cabbage- rose-garlanded carpets, rosewood consoles, round-arched fire-places with black marble mantels, and immense glazed book-cases of mahogany; whereas old Mrs.
Two large low sofas of rosewood and crimson silk, gold-flowered, form the only seats, with the exception of two light conversation chairs, also of rose-wood.
Anne of Austria re-entered her apartment, and came out again almost immediately, holding a rosewood casket in her hand, with her cipher encrusted with gold.
In the centre of the room was a Roller and Blanchet "baby grand" piano in rosewood, but holding the potentialities of an orchestra in its narrow and sonorous cavity, and groaning beneath the weight of the chefs-d'oeuvre of Beethoven, Weber, Mozart, Haydn, Gretry, and Porpora.
The queen looked around her for some sacred object by which she could swear, and taking out of a cupboard hidden in the tapestry, a small coffer of rosewood set in silver, and laying it on the altar:
40 guineas; my driving cloak, lined with sable fur, 50 pounds; my duelling pistols in rosewood case (same which I shot Captain Marker), 20 pounds; my regulation saddle-holsters and housings; my Laurie ditto," and so forth, over all of which articles he made Rebecca the mistress.
There was no superfluous ornament in the room--not one modern piece of furniture, save a brace of workboxes and a lady's desk in rosewood, which stood on a side-table: everything--including the carpet and curtains--looked at once well worn and well saved.
With these words, Kate hurried away, to hide the traces of emotion that were stealing down her face, and to prepare herself for the walk, while Mrs Nickleby amused her brother-in-law by giving him, with many tears, a detailed account of the dimensions of a rosewood cabinet piano they had possessed in their days of affluence, together with a minute description of eight drawing-room chairs, with turned legs and green chintz squabs to match the curtains, which had cost two pounds fifteen shillings apiece, and had gone at the sale for a mere nothing.
But there are better chairs than this,--mahogany, black walnut, rosewood, spring-seated and damask-cushioned, with varied slopes, and innumerable artifices to make them easy, and obviate the irksomeness of too tame an ease,--a score of such might be at Judge Pyncheon's service.
How pleasant, then, to be bound to no particular chairs and tables, but to sport like a butterfly among all the furniture on hire, and to flit from rosewood to mahogany, and from mahogany to walnut, and from this shape to that, as the humour took one!
Miss Podsnap's early views of life being principally derived from the reflections of it in her father's boots, and in the walnut and rosewood tables of the dim drawing- rooms, and in their swarthy giants of looking-glasses, were of a sombre cast; and it was not wonderful that now, when she was on most days solemnly tooled through the Park by the side of her mother in a great tall custard-coloured phaeton, she showed above the apron of that vehicle like a dejected young person sitting up in bed to take a startled look at things in general, and very strongly desiring to get her head under the counterpane again.
The latter consisted of a curious mixture of walnut armchairs, disjointed, and covered with tapestry; rosewood bureaus; round tables on single pedestals, with brass railings and cracked marble tops; one superb Boulle secretary, the value of which style had not yet been recognized; in short, a chaos of bargains picked up by the worthy widow,--pictures bought for the sake of the frames, china services of a composite order; to wit, a magnificent Japanese dessert set, and all the rest porcelains of various makes, unmatched silver plate, old glass, fine damask, and a four-post bedstead, hung with curtains and garnished with plumes.