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

Related Sources

  • Synonym for "Brazil wood"
  • Hyponym for "Brazil wood"
  • Equivalent for "Brazil wood"
90 votes

How would you define Brazil wood?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!