rosewood
noun Date: 1660 any of various tropical trees (especially genus Dalbergia) yielding valuable cabinet woods of a usually dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black; also the wood

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  • rosewood — [[t]ro͟ʊzwʊd[/t]] N UNCOUNT Rosewood is a hard dark coloured wood that is used for making furniture. Rosewood comes from a species of tropical tree. ...a heavy rosewood desk …   English dictionary

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