Connarus Guianensis
Zebrawood e"bra*wood`, n. (a) A kind of cabinet wood having beautiful black, brown, and whitish stripes, the timber of a tropical American tree ({Connarus Guianensis}). (b) The wood of a small West Indian myrtaceous tree ({Eugenia fragrans}). (c) The wood of an East Indian tree of the genus {Guettarda}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Connarus guianensis — noun tropical American and east African tree with strikingly marked hardwood used in cabinetwork • Hypernyms: ↑zebrawood, ↑zebrawood tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Connarus, ↑genus Connarus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Connarus — noun large genus of tropical trees and shrubs; type genus of the Connaraceae • Syn: ↑genus Connarus • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Rosales, ↑order Rosales • Member Mer …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Connarus — noun large genus of tropical trees and shrubs; type genus of the Connaraceae • Syn: ↑Connarus • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Rosales, ↑order Rosales • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Connaraceae — ▪ plant family       family of dicotyledonous flowering plants within the order Oxalidales, and containing 25 genera of trees, shrubs, and shrubby, twining climbers distributed in tropical regions of the world. Except for a few species bearing… …   Universalium

  • Eugenia fragrans — Zebrawood e bra*wood , n. (a) A kind of cabinet wood having beautiful black, brown, and whitish stripes, the timber of a tropical American tree ({Connarus Guianensis}). (b) The wood of a small West Indian myrtaceous tree ({Eugenia fragrans}).… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zebrawood — e bra*wood , n. (a) A kind of cabinet wood having beautiful black, brown, and whitish stripes, the timber of a tropical American tree ({Connarus Guianensis}). (b) The wood of a small West Indian myrtaceous tree ({Eugenia fragrans}). (c) The wood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zebrawood — /zee breuh wood /; Brit. also /zeb reuh /, n. 1. any of several trees, esp. Connarus guianensis, of tropical America, yielding a striped, hard wood used for making furniture. 2. the wood of any of these trees. [1775 85; ZEBRA + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Árbol — (Del lat. arbor.) ► sustantivo masculino 1 BOTÁNICA Planta de tronco leñoso que se ramifica a mayor o menor altura del suelo, formando una copa. 2 NÁUTICA Madero redondo o cilíndrico fijo en una embarcación que sostiene las vergas a las que se… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • zebrawood — ze•bra•wood [[t]ˈzi brəˌwʊd[/t]] brit. also [[t]ˈzɛb rə [/t]] n. 1) pln a tropical American shrub, Connarus guianensis, yielding a hard, striped wood 2) pln the wood itself, used in making furniture • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • zebrawood — /ˈzɛbrəwʊd/ (say zebruhwood) noun 1. the striped hardwood of a tropical American tree, Connarus guianensis, used for cabinetwork, etc. 2. the tree itself. 3. any of various similar woods or trees. {zebra + wood1} …   Australian English dictionary

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