gopherwood gopherwood n. A small handsome round-headed deciduous tree ({Cladrastis lutea}) having showy white flowers in terminal clusters and heavy hardwood yielding yellow dye; also called {yellowwood}.

Syn: Kentucky yellowwood, {Cladrastis lutea}, Cladrastis kentukea, yellowwood. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Yellowwood — Yel low*wood , n. (Bot.) The wood of any one of several different kinds of trees; also, any one of the trees themselves. Among the trees so called are the {Cladrastis tinctoria}, an American leguminous tree; the several species of prickly ash… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yellowwood — may refer to:* Podocarpus spp., a genus of conifers of the family Podocarpaceae * Cladrastis spp., a genus of trees in the family Fabaceae * Osage orange ( Maclura pomifera ), a fruit in the family Moraceae …   Wikipedia

  • Yellowwood — (engl., spr. jéllowudd), Nutzholz, s. Podocarpus …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • yellowwood — [yel′ō wood΄] n. 1. any of several trees yielding yellow wood, esp. 2. ☆ a) a white flowered leguminous tree (Cladrastis lutea) native to the SE U.S. b) SATINWOOD (sense 2b) 3. the wood of any of these …   English World dictionary

  • yellowwood — noun 1. the yellow wood of any of various yellowwood trees • Hypernyms: ↑wood • Substance Holonyms: ↑yellowwood tree 2. any of various trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow extract • Syn: ↑yellowwood tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellowwood — /yel oh wood /, n. 1. a tree, Cladrastis lutea, of the legume family, native to the southeastern U.S., having clusters of fragrant, white flowers and wood that yields a yellow dye. 2. any of several other trees having yellowish wood or yielding a …   Universalium

  • yellowwood — plačialapis podokarpas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Podokarpinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Podocarpus latifolius), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Podocarpus latifolius angl. East African yellowwood; yellowwood; podo; South African …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • yellowwood — kentukinis posnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Cladrastis kentukea), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cladrastis kentukea angl. yellowwood; Kentucky yellowwood vok. Kentucky Gelbholz… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • yellowwood — noun Date: circa 1666 1. any of various trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow extract; especially a leguminous tree (Cladrastis lutea) of the southern United States having showy white fragrant flowers and yielding a yellow dye 2. the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yellowwood — n. any of several trees with a yellowish wood or producing a yellow extract; yellow wood of any of the yellowwood trees; small tree that has white flowers and heavy hardwood that produces yellow dye …   English contemporary dictionary

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