Sabicu
Sabicu Sab"i*cu, n. The very hard wood of a leguminous West Indian tree ({Lysiloma Sabicu}), valued for shipbuilding. [1913 Webster]

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  • sabicú — m. Cuba y Ven. Árbol grande, de la familia de las Papilionáceas, con flores blancas o amarillas, pequeñas y olorosas, legumbre aplanada, oblonga y lampiña, y madera dura, pesada y compacta, de color amarillo pardo o rojo vinoso …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • sabicú — ► sustantivo masculino Cuba BOTÁNICA Planta arbórea papilionácea, de madera dura y flores blancas y amarillas. (Lysiloma sabicu.) * * * sabicú (Cuba) m. Árbol de madera casi incorruptible. ⇒ *Planta. * * * sabicú. m. Cuba …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • sabicu — noun a) a West Indian tree (Lysiloma sabicu) b) the hard dark wood of the sabicu tree, which resembles mahogany in texture …   Wiktionary

  • sabicu — [ˌsabɪ ku:] noun a Caribbean leguminous tree, with wood that resembles mahogany and is used chiefly in boatbuilding. [Lysiloma sabicu.] Origin C19: from Cuban Sp. sabicú …   English new terms dictionary

  • sabicu — sab·i·cu …   English syllables

  • sabicu —   n. mahogany like W Indian tree and timber …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • sabicu — n. 1 a W. Indian tree, Lysiloma latisiliqua, grown for timber. 2 the mahogany like wood of this tree. Etymology: Cuban Sp. sabicuacute …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sabicu wood — or sabicu is the wood of Lysiloma latisiliquum , a smallish leguminous tree. The wood has a rich mahogany color; it is fairly heavy (sg 0.8), hard and durable, and therefore valued in shipbuilding. Sabicu, on account of its durability, was… …   Wikipedia

  • sabicu wood — noun the wood of the sabicu which resembles mahogany • Syn: ↑sabicu • Hypernyms: ↑wood • Substance Holonyms: ↑sabicu, ↑Lysiloma sabicu * * * noun see sabicu …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lysiloma Sabicu — Sabicu Sab i*cu, n. The very hard wood of a leguminous West Indian tree ({Lysiloma Sabicu}), valued for shipbuilding. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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