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yel·low·wood

 (yĕl′ō-wo͝od′)
n.
1. Any of several trees having yellow wood, especially Cladrastis kentukea in the pea family, native to the eastern United States, which has drooping clusters of white flowers and yields a yellow dye.
2. The wood of any of these trees.

yellowwood

(ˈjɛləʊˌwʊd)
n
1. (Plants) Also called (US): gopherwood any of several leguminous trees of the genus Cladrastis, esp C. lutea, of the southeastern US, having clusters of white flowers and yellow wood yielding a yellow dye
2. (Plants) Also called: West Indian satinwood a rutaceous tree, Zanthoxylum flavum, of the Caribbean, with smooth hard wood
3. (Plants) any of several other trees with yellow wood, esp Podocarpus falcatus, a conifer of southern Africa: family Podocarpaceae
4. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees

yel•low•wood

(ˈyɛl oʊˌwʊd)

n.
1. a tree, Cladrastis lutea, of the legume family, of the southeastern U.S., having clusters of fragrant white flowers and wood that yields a yellow dye.
2. any of several other trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow dye.
3. the wood of any of these trees.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yellowwood - the yellow wood of any of various yellowwood treesyellowwood - the yellow wood of any of various yellowwood trees
yellowwood tree, yellowwood - any of various trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow extract
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.yellowwood - any of various trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow extractyellowwood - any of various trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow extract
gymnospermous yellowwood - any of various gymnospermous trees having yellow wood
angiospermous yellowwood - any of various angiospermous trees having yellow wood
yellowwood - the yellow wood of any of various yellowwood trees
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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