brazilwood


brazilwood
noun
1. heavy wood of various brazilwood trees; used for violin bows and as dyewoods
Hypernyms: ↑wood
Substance Holonyms: ↑peachwood, ↑peach-wood, ↑pernambuco wood, ↑Caesalpinia echinata
2. tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry
Hypernyms: ↑tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Caesalpinia, ↑genus Caesalpinia

* * *

\\brəˈzilˌwu̇d\ noun
Etymology: brazil (I) + wood
1. : the heavy wood of any of various tropical trees of the genus Caesalpinia (as C. sappan, C. braziliensis, and C. crista) used as red and purple dyewoods and in cabinetwork — see dye table I (under Natural Red 24)
2. : the wood of a So. American tree (Haematoxylon brasilletto) used in the American dye trade

* * *

/breuh zil"wood'/, n.
1. any of several tropical trees of the genus Caesalpinia, as C. echinata, having wood from which a red dye is obtained.
2. the wood of such a tree.
[1550-60; BRAZIL + WOOD1]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • brazilwood — [brə zil′wood΄] n. [see BRAZIL] a hard, reddish wood obtained from several tropical American trees (genera Caesalpinia and Haematoxylon) of the caesalpinia family: it yields a red or blue dye and is also used in making cabinets and violin bows …   English World dictionary

  • Brazilwood — Taxobox name = Brazilwood status = EN | status system = IUCN2.3 image width = 250px image caption = An adult specimen in a square in Vitória, Brazil. regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Brazilwood — Brazil wood Bra*zil wood , Brazilwood Bra*zil wood (br[.a]*z[i^]l w[oo^]d ). [OE. brasil, LL. brasile (cf. Pg. & Sp. brasil, Pr. bresil, Pr. bresil); perh. from Sp. or Pg. brasa a live coal (cf. {Braze}, {Brasier}); or Ar. vars plant for dyeing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brazilwood — /breuh zil wood /, n. 1. any of several tropical trees of the genus Caesalpinia, as C. echinata, having wood from which a red dye is obtained. 2. the wood of such a tree. [1550 60; BRAZIL + WOOD1] * * *       dense, compact dyewood from any of… …   Universalium

  • brazilwood — dygliuotoji cezalpinija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Caesalpinia echinata), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Caesalpinia echinata angl. brazilwood;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • brazilwood — noun Etymology: Spanish brasil, from brasa live coals (from the wood s color), probably of Germanic origin; akin to Swedish brasa fire Date: 1559 the heavy wood of any of various tropical leguminous trees (especially genus Caesalpinia) that is… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brazilwood — noun A Brazilian timber tree, Caesalpinia echinata, used primarily to make bows for string instruments. Syn: dyewood, pau brasil, pernambuco …   Wiktionary

  • brazilwood — n. type of tropical tree from which a red dye is produced; wood of that tree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brazilwood — bra·zil·wood …   English syllables

  • brazilwood — bra•zil•wood [[t]brəˈzɪlˌwʊd[/t]] n. 1) pln any of several tropical trees of the genus Caesalpinia, of the legume family, as C. echinata, having a wood used to make violins and from which a red dye is obtained 2) cvb the wood of such a tree •… …   From formal English to slang


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.