Brazil wood definition

  • others:
    • The wood of the oriental Cæsalpinia Sapan; -- so called before the discovery of America.
    • a tremendously hefty wood of a reddish shade, brought in from Brazil along with other exotic countries, for cabinet-work, as well as for dyeing. The most effective is the heartwood of Caesalpinia echinata, a leguminous tree; but various other woods in addition yield it. An inferior kind comes from Jamaica, the wood of Caesalpinia Braziliensis and Caesalpinia crista. This is distinguished as Braziletto , but the better type can also be usually so named. The lumber normally employed for violin bows.
    • a tropical tree (Caesalpinia echinata) with a prickly trunk; its hefty purple heartwood (also called brazilwood) yields a red dye and it is useful for cabinetry.
  • noun:
    • just like brazil.
    • hefty timber of various brazilwood trees; employed for violin bows and as dyewoods
    • tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red timber yields a red dye and is utilized for cabinetry

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