Definitions for: Rosewood


[n] 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
[n] hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain; used in cabinetwork



Webster (1913) Definition: Rose"wood, n.
A valuable cabinet wood of a dark red color, streaked and
variegated with black, obtained from several tropical
leguminous trees of the genera Dalbergia and
Mach[ae]rium. The finest kind is from Brazil, and is said
to be from the Dalbergia nigra.

African rosewood, the wood of the leguminous tree
Pterocarpus erinaceus.

Jamaica rosewood, the wood of two West Indian trees
(Amyris balsamifera, and Linocieria ligustrina).

New South Wales rosewood, the wood of {Trichilia
glandulosa}, a tree related to the margosa.

Synonyms: rosewood tree

See Also: amboyna, Andaman redwood, Brazilian rosewood, caviuna wood, Dalbergia latifolia, Dalbergia nigra, Dalbergia stevensonii, East India rosewood, East Indian rosewood, Honduras rosewood, Indian blackwood, Indian rosewood, jacaranda, rosewood, tree, wood

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