noun Date: 1843 1. wood of the North American tulip tree 2. a. any of several showily striped or variegated woods; especially the rose-colored wood of a chiefly Brazilian tree (Dalbergia frutescens) of the legume family much used by cabinetmakers for inlaying b. a tree that yields tulipwood

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  • Tulipwood — Tu lip*wood , n. The beautiful rose colored striped wood of a Brazilian tree ({Physocalymna floribunda}), much used by cabinetmakers for inlaying. [1913 Webster] {Queensland tulipwood}, the variegated wood of an Australian sapindaceous tree… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tulipwood — ☆ tulipwood [to͞o′lipwood΄, tyo͞o′lipwood΄ ] n. 1. the light, soft wood of the tulip tree 2. a) any of several woods with stripes or streaks of color b) any tree having such wood …   English World dictionary

  • Tulipwood — In fact, the reference to poplar is a result of the tree s height, which can exceed 100 feet. The wood is very light, but very strong and is used in many applications, including furniture, joinery and moldings. It can also be stained very easily… …   Wikipedia

  • tulipwood — noun 1. the variegated or showily striped ornamental wood of various tulipwood trees • Hypernyms: ↑wood • Substance Holonyms: ↑tulipwood tree 2. light easily worked wood of a tulip tree; used for furniture and veneer • Syn: ↑true tulipwood, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tulipwood — svyruoklinė harpulija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapindinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Harpullia pendula), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Harpullia pendula angl. Moreton Bay tulipwood; tulipwood šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tulipwood — karališkoji dalbergija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Dalbergia cearensis), paplitęs Brazilijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dalbergia cearensis angl. Brazilian kingwood; kingwood; tulipwood; violet wood port.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tulipwood — /tooh lip wood , tyooh /, n. 1. the wood of the tulip tree. 2. any of various striped or variegated woods of other trees. 3. any of these trees. [1835 45; TULIP + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tulipwood — noun The striped, variegated wood of the tulip tree …   Wiktionary

  • tulipwood — noun the ornamental wood of the tulip tree, or a similar wood from another tree (especially Harpullia pendula of Australia) …   English new terms dictionary

  • tulipwood — tu•lip•wood [[t]ˈtu lɪpˌwʊd, ˈtyu [/t]] n. 1) the wood of the tulip tree 2) any of various striped or variegated woods of other trees • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

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