Whitewood
Whitewood White"wood`, n. The soft and easily-worked wood of the tulip tree ({Liriodendron}). It is much used in cabinetwork, carriage building, etc. [1913 Webster]

Note: Several other kinds of light-colored wood are called whitewood in various countries, as the wood of {Bignonia leucoxylon} in the West Indies, of {Pittosporum bicolor} in Tasmania, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Whitewood bark}. See the Note under {Canella}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Whitewood — Whitewood, SD U.S. city in South Dakota Population (2000): 844 Housing Units (2000): 356 Land area (2000): 0.647444 sq. miles (1.676871 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.647444 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • whitewood — [hwīt′wood΄, wīt′wood΄] n. 1. any of a number of trees with white or light colored wood, as the tulip tree, linden, cottonwood, etc. 2. the wood of any of these trees …   English World dictionary

  • Whitewood — Recorded in the spellings of Whitwood and Whitewood, this is an English locational surname. It originates from the small parish of Whitwood, near Featherstone, in what was the West Riding of Yorkshire. According to Ekwall s famous Dictionary of… …   Surnames reference

  • whitewood — Bass Bass, n. [A corruption of bast.] 1. (Bot.) The linden or lime tree, sometimes wrongly called {whitewood}; also, its bark, which is used for making mats. See {Bast}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Pron. ?) A hassock or thick mat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whitewood — noun Date: 1631 1. any of various trees with pale or white wood: as a. tulip tree 1 b. an Australian tree (Atalaya hemiglauca) of the soapberry family 2. the wood of a whitewood; especially tulipwood 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whitewood — blyškusis balamedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bignonijinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Tabebuia pallida), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Tabebuia pallida angl. Cuban pink trumpet tree; white cedar; whitewood šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • whitewood — balkšvasis alyvūnas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Alyvūninių šeimos medieninis augalas (Elaeocarpus kirtonii), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Elaeocarpus kirtonii angl. pigeonberry ash; silver quandong; white quandong; whitewood …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • whitewood — įvairialapis balamedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bignonijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Tabebuia heterophylla), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Tabebuia heterophylla angl. pink manjack; pink trumpet tree;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • whitewood — /hwuyt wood , wuyt /, n. 1. any of numerous trees, as the tulip tree or the linden, yielding a white or light colored wood. 2. the wood of these trees. 3. a cottonwood of the genus Populus. [1655 65; WHITE + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

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