Amyris balsamifera
Rosewood Rose"wood, n. A valuable cabinet wood of a dark red color, streaked and variegated with black, obtained from several tropical leguminous trees of the genera {Dalbergia} and {Mach[ae]rium}. The finest kind is from Brazil, and is said to be from the {Dalbergia nigra}. [1913 Webster]

{African rosewood}, the wood of the leguminous tree {Pterocarpus erinaceus}.

{Jamaica rosewood}, the wood of two West Indian trees ({Amyris balsamifera}, and {Linocieria ligustrina}).

{New South Wales rosewood}, the wood of {Trichilia glandulosa}, a tree related to the margosa. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Amyris balsamifera — balzaminis degmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūtinių šeimos augalas (Amyris balsamifera), iš kurio gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Amyris balsamifera angl. balsam amyris; balsam torchwood; candlewood; poison ash; West… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Amyris balsamifera — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amyris balsamifera — Torchwood Torch wood , n. (Bot.) The inflammable wood of certain trees ({Amyris balsamifera}, {Amyris Floridana}, etc.); also, the trees themselves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amyris balsamifera — Lignum rhodium Lig num rho di*um (l[i^]g n[u^]m r[=o] d[i^]*[u^]m). [NL., fr. L. lignum wood + Gr. ro don a rose.] (Bot.) The fragrant wood of several shrubs and trees, especially of species of {Rhodorhiza} from the Canary Islands, and of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amyris balsamifera — ID 3606 Symbol Key AMBA2 Common Name balsam torchwood Family Rutaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution FL, PR Growth Habit Tree, Shrub Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Amyris balsamifera L. — Symbol AMBA2 Common Name balsam torchwood Botanical Family Rutaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Amyris Floridana — Torchwood Torch wood , n. (Bot.) The inflammable wood of certain trees ({Amyris balsamifera}, {Amyris Floridana}, etc.); also, the trees themselves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amyris oil — noun : an oil distilled from the wood of a torchwood (Amyris balsamifera) and used in perfumery …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amyris — (A. L., Balsampflanze), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Burseraceen, 8. Kl. 1. Ordn., mit vierzähnigem Kelche, 4 Blumenblättern, 8 Staubgefäßen, von einer verdickten Scheibe entspringend, sitzender Narbe, u. einer einfächerigen, einsaamigen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Amyris — Amȳris L., Balsam oder Salbenbaum, Pflanzengattg. der Burserazeen; A. elemifĕra L., ein mexik. Baum, liefert das westind. Elemiharz; A. balsamifĕra L. das amerik. oder Jamaikarosenholz …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”