greenheart
noun Date: 1756 a tropical South American evergreen tree (Ocotea rodiaei syn. Nectandra rodiaei) of the laurel family with a hard greenish wood; also its wood

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  • Greenheart — is a common name for several different plants:* Chlorocardium rodiei (family Lauraceae ), a tree native to Guyana in northern South America. * Colubrina arborescens (family Rhamnaceae ), a shrub native to Florida and the Caribbean. * Lignum vitae …   Wikipedia

  • Greenheart — (spr. grīnhart), s. Grünholz …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Greenheart — Greenheart, s. Nutzhölzer …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • greenheart — ● greenheart nom masculin (anglais green, vert, et heart, cœur) Arbre (lauracée) des Guyanes au bois très dur et très lourd, employé dans les constructions navales et les travaux hydrauliques …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Greenheart —   [ griːnhɑːt, englisch] das, (s), Grünherz, hartes, witterungsbeständiges Holz des Lorbeergewächses Ocotea rodiaei aus Brasilien und Guayana; gelbgrün, oft dunkelbraun bis schwarz gestreift; verwendet im Wasserbau, Schiffbau, als Drechslerholz …   Universal-Lexikon

  • greenheart — [grēn′härt΄] n. 1. any of various tropical trees, esp. bebeeru, whose wood is valued for its hardness and resistance to fungi and insects 2. the wood …   English World dictionary

  • greenheart — /green hahrt /, n. 1. a South American tree, Ocotea (or Nectandra) rodiei, of the laurel family, yielding a hard, durable wood often used for wharves and bridges and in shipbuilding. 2. any of certain other timber trees of tropical America. 3.… …   Universalium

  • greenheart — n. bebeeru, evergreen tree found in tropical America of the laurel family that produces a greenish hard and durable wood and the alkaloid bebeerine; greenish wood of the greenheart …   English contemporary dictionary

  • greenheart — noun a) A type of tree (Chlorocardium rodiei) native to Guyana. b) A type of shrub (Colubrina arborescens) native to Florida and the Caribbean …   Wiktionary

  • Greenheart — Nectandra (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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