Purpleheart
Purpleheart Pur"ple*heart`, n. (Bot.) A strong, durable, and elastic wood of a purplish color, obtained from several tropical American leguminous trees of the genus {Copaifera} ({Copaifera pubiflora}, {Copaifera bracteata}, and {Copaifera officinalis}). Used for decorative veneering. See {Copaiba}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Purpleheart — Taxobox name = Purpleheart image width = 210px image caption = Peltogyne paniculata regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Caesalpinioideae tribus = Detarieae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • purpleheart — raudonasis skydenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Peltogyne paniculata), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Peltogyne paniculata angl. purpleheart šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • purpleheart — noun Date: 1796 a strong durable purplish wood that is obtained from various leguminous trees (genus Peltogyne) of Central and South America; also a tree producing such wood …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • purpleheart — /perr peuhl hahrt /, n. the hard, purplish wood of any of several South American trees belonging to the genus Peltogyne, of the legume family, used for making furniture. [1790 1800; PURPLE + HEART] * * * …   Universalium

  • purpleheart — noun a) A large tropical tree, of the genus Peltogyne, native to parts of South America and the West Indies b) The purplish heartwood of this tree, used to make furniture …   Wiktionary

  • purpleheart — pur•ple•heart [[t]ˈpɜr pəlˌhɑrt[/t]] n. bot the hard purplish wood of any of several South American trees belonging to the genus Peltogyne, of the legume family, used for making furniture • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • purpleheart — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a strong durable elastic purplish timber that is obtained in tropical America from leguminous trees of the genus Peltogyne (especially P. purpurea) and that is used especially in fancy veneers * * * /perr peuhl hahrt /, n.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Copaifera bracteata — Purpleheart Pur ple*heart , n. (Bot.) A strong, durable, and elastic wood of a purplish color, obtained from several tropical American leguminous trees of the genus {Copaifera} ({Copaifera pubiflora}, {Copaifera bracteata}, and {Copaifera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Copaifera officinalis — Purpleheart Pur ple*heart , n. (Bot.) A strong, durable, and elastic wood of a purplish color, obtained from several tropical American leguminous trees of the genus {Copaifera} ({Copaifera pubiflora}, {Copaifera bracteata}, and {Copaifera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Copaifera pubiflora — Purpleheart Pur ple*heart , n. (Bot.) A strong, durable, and elastic wood of a purplish color, obtained from several tropical American leguminous trees of the genus {Copaifera} ({Copaifera pubiflora}, {Copaifera bracteata}, and {Copaifera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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