noun Date: 1783 1. any of several trees or shrubs having mottled or striped wood: as a. a tall South American timber tree (Astronium fraxinifolium) of the cashew family b. a tall western African timber tree (Microberlinia brazzavillensis) of the legume family 2. the wood of a zebrawood

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  • Zebrawood — e bra*wood , n. (a) A kind of cabinet wood having beautiful black, brown, and whitish stripes, the timber of a tropical American tree ({Connarus Guianensis}). (b) The wood of a small West Indian myrtaceous tree ({Eugenia fragrans}). (c) The wood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zebrawood — [zē′brə wood΄] n. 1. the hard, striped wood of a South American shrub (Connarus guianensis) of a family (Connaraceae, order Rosales) of tropical dicotyledonous trees and shrubs, used in cabinetmaking 2. the striped wood of various other trees or… …   English World dictionary

  • Zebrawood — Taxobox name = Zebrawood image width = regnum = Plantae phylum = Tracheophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Legumenosae genus = Microberlinia species = M. brazzavillensis binomial = Microberlinia brazzavillensis binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • zebrawood — noun 1. handsomely striped or mottled wood of the zebrawood tree; used especially for cabinetwork • Hypernyms: ↑wood • Substance Holonyms: ↑zebrawood tree 2. any of various trees or shrubs having mottled or striped wood • Syn: ↑zebrawood tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • zebrawood — Araroba Ar a*ro ba, n. [Tupi.] 1. Goa powder. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A fabaceous tree of Brazil ({Centrolobium robustum}) having handsomely striped wood; called also {zebrawood}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zebrawood — uosialapis astronis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Anakardinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Astronium fraxinifolium), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Astronium fraxinifolium angl. kingwood; locustwood; tigerwood; zebrawood isp.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • zebrawood — tikrasis dryžmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Brachystegia spiciformis), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Brachystegia spiciformis angl. zebrawood šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • zebrawood — /zee breuh wood /; Brit. also /zeb reuh /, n. 1. any of several trees, esp. Connarus guianensis, of tropical America, yielding a striped, hard wood used for making furniture. 2. the wood of any of these trees. [1775 85; ZEBRA + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • zebrawood — noun Any wood with a figure (grain pattern) like the striping of a zebra, most often wood of the genus Microberlinia. Syn: zebron …   Wiktionary

  • zebrawood — ze•bra•wood [[t]ˈzi brəˌwʊd[/t]] brit. also [[t]ˈzɛb rə [/t]] n. 1) pln a tropical American shrub, Connarus guianensis, yielding a hard, striped wood 2) pln the wood itself, used in making furniture • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

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