Jamaica rosewood
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]


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  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rosewood — /rohz wood /, n. 1. any of various reddish cabinet woods, sometimes with a roselike odor, yielded by certain tropical trees, esp. belonging to the genus Dalbergia, of the legume family. 2. a tree yielding such wood. [1650 60; ROSE1 + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • African rosewood — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • New South Wales rosewood — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dalbergia nigra — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Linocieria ligustrina — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pterocarpus erinaceus — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trichilia glandulosa — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • west indian sandalwood — noun Usage: usually capitalized W&I : a Jamaica rosewood (Amyris balsamifera) …   Useful english dictionary

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