Fiddlewood
Fiddlewood Fid"dle*wood`, n. [Corrupted fr. F. bois-fid[`e]le, lit., faithful wood; -- so called from its durability.] The wood of several West Indian trees, mostly of the genus {Citharexylum}. [1913 Webster]

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  • fiddlewood — [fid′ lwood΄] n. 1. any of several tropical American timber trees of the verbena family, valuable for their hard wood 2. the wood …   English World dictionary

  • fiddlewood — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : any of several trees of the family Verbenaceae especially of the genus Citharexylum 2. : the hard wood of a fiddlewood * * * /fid l wood /, n. 1. the heavy, hard, durable wood of various West Indian and other trees. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fiddlewood — /fid l wood /, n. 1. the heavy, hard, durable wood of various West Indian and other trees. 2. any of these trees, esp. species of the genera Citharexylum and Vitex. [1705 15; FIDDLE + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fiddlewood — Chimarrhis (B); Citharexylum (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • fiddlewood — /ˈfɪdlwʊd/ (say fidlwood) noun 1. the heavy, hard, durable wood of various West Indian and other trees. 2. any of the trees …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Citharexylum spinosum — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

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