princewood


princewood
noun
1. large tropical American tree of the genus Cordia grown for its abundant creamy white flowers and valuable wood
Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Cordia, ↑genus Cordia
2. tropical American timber tree
Hypernyms: ↑tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Cordia, ↑genus Cordia

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
1.
a. : either of two tropical American timber trees (Cordia gerascanthus and C. alliodora)
b. : the hard heavy smooth elastic dark-streaked brown wood of either tree
2. : a tropical American shrub (Exostema caribaeum) with a bark used in the preparation of bitters

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  • Princewood — Prince wood , n. (Bot.) The wood of two small tropical American trees ({Hamelia ventricosa}, and {Cordia gerascanthoides}). It is brownish, veined with lighter color. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cordia gerascanthoides — Princewood Prince wood , n. (Bot.) The wood of two small tropical American trees ({Hamelia ventricosa}, and {Cordia gerascanthoides}). It is brownish, veined with lighter color. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hamelia ventricosa — Princewood Prince wood , n. (Bot.) The wood of two small tropical American trees ({Hamelia ventricosa}, and {Cordia gerascanthoides}). It is brownish, veined with lighter color. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of trees and shrubs by taxonomic family — The following is a list of trees and shrubs of high notoriety. Taxonomic families for the following trees and shrubs are listed in alphabetical order, likewise the genera and closely related species.=GYMNOSPERMS= =CONIFERS= Araucariaceae: The… …   Wikipedia

  • salmwood — noun large tropical American tree of the genus Cordia grown for its abundant creamy white flowers and valuable wood • Syn: ↑Spanish elm, ↑Equador laurel, ↑cypre, ↑princewood, ↑Cordia alliodora • Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spanish elm — noun 1. large tropical American tree of the genus Cordia grown for its abundant creamy white flowers and valuable wood • Syn: ↑Equador laurel, ↑salmwood, ↑cypre, ↑princewood, ↑Cordia alliodora • Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cerillo — səˈrē(ˌ)(y)ō noun ( s) Etymology: American Spanish, hog gum (Symphonia globulifera), princewood (Exostema caribaeum), cogwood, zapatero, wax taper, match, altera …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cordia alliodora — cypre cypre n. a large tropical American tree ({Cordia alliodora}) grown for its abundant creamy white flowers and valuable wood. Syn: Spanish elm, Equador laurel, salmwood, princewood, {Cordia alliodora}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cordia alliodora — cypre cypre n. a large tropical American tree ({Cordia alliodora}) grown for its abundant creamy white flowers and valuable wood. Syn: Spanish elm, Equador laurel, salmwood, princewood, {Cordia alliodora}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cypre — n. a large tropical American tree ({Cordia alliodora}) grown for its abundant creamy white flowers and valuable wood. Syn: Spanish elm, Equador laurel, salmwood, princewood, {Cordia alliodora}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English