basswood definition

  • noun:
    • See linden.
    • The smooth, light-colored wood of any types of linden. It is utilized in making crates and bins, in carving, plus in millwork.
    • Any of a few woods of the genus Tilia; the lindens, specifically Tilia americana, the American basswood.
    • The bass (Tilia) or its timber; especially, Tilia Americana. See bass, the lime tree.
    • the most popular name of United states linden or lime-tree, Tilia Americana. The white bass-wood is T. heterophylla. Also referred to as bass.
    • soft light-colored timber of every of varied linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
    • some of numerous deciduous trees associated with genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose groups of yellowish usually fragrant blossoms; several yield important wood

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