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rosewood tree

Definition:

any of those hardwood trees of the genus Dalbergia that yield rosewood - valuable cabinet woods of a dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

rosewood trees

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

rosewood

Etymology:

its odor
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Rosewood

refers to any of a number of richly hued timbers, often brownish with darker veining, but found in many different hues. All rosewoods are strong and heavy, taking an excellent polish, being suitable for guitars, marimbas, turnery, handles, furniture, ... (39 of 755 words, 4 images)

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Rosewood (disambiguation)

refers to a number of richly hued timbers. Rosewood may also refer to: Rosewood (film), a 1997 film directed by John Singleton, about the 1923 Rosewood massacre | Rosewood Center, also known as Rosewood State Hospital, a state-run institution in Owings... (40 of 185 words, 14 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

rosewood

any of several ornamental timbers, products of various tropical trees native to Brazil, Honduras, Jamaica, Africa, and India. The most important ... (21 of 171 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/510004​/rosewood

Collins Dictionary:

rosewood

the hard dark wood of any of various tropical and subtropical leguminous ... | any of the trees yielding this wood (20 of 415 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rosewood

Columbia Encyclopedia:

rosewood

popular name for the ornamental wood of several species of tropical trees, especially for the heartwood of certain leguminous trees of the genus ... (23 of 222 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0842436​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

rosewood

close-grained tropical timber with a distinctive fragrance, used particularly for making furniture and musical instruments. | the tree which produces ... (19 of 68 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rosewood

Wiktionary:

rosewood | rosewoods [plural] | Brazilian rosewood [synonym, sense-specific] | Rio rosewood [synonym, sense-specific] | Bahia rosewood [synonym, sense-specific] | pianowood [synonym, sense-specific]

The fragrant wood of Dalbergia nigra, a Brazilian tree in the legume family, which has a sweet smell. | Any of several dozen woods, resembling that of Dalbergia nigra in some respect. | The wood of a South American tree, Aniba rosaeodora, in the laurel... (43 of 55 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rosewood

Merriam-Webster:

rosewood | Dalbergia [genus]

any of various tropical trees (especially genus Dalbergia) yielding valuable cabinet woods of a usually dark red or purplish color streaked and ... (22 of 51 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rosewood

Macmillan British Dictionary:

rosewood [uncountable]

a heavy dark wood that comes from tropical trees and that has a pleasant smell. It's used for making furniture. (20 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rosewood

New World Dictionary:

rosewood

any of a number of valuable hard, reddish, black-streaked woods, sometimes ... | a tree yielding such wood (17 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rosewood

American Heritage Dictionary:

rosewood

Any of various tropical or semitropical leguminous trees of the genera ... | The wood of any of these trees, used in cabinetwork. (22 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rosewood

Random House Dictionary:

rosewood

any of various reddish cabinet woods, sometimes with a roselike odor, ... | a tree yielding such wood. (17 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/rosewood

Cambridge Dictionary:

rosewood

a hard dark wood used especially for making high-quality furniture (10 of 15 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rosewood

Encarta Dictionary:

rosewood | rosewoods [plural]

the dark, heavy, rose-scented wood of various tropical trees, especially those belonging to the genus Dalbergia. Use: furniture. | a tree that yields ... (22 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861706110​/definition​.html  [offline]

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New World Dictionary:

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Collins Dictionary:

rosewood

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "rosewood"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rosewood

Macmillan British Dictionary:

rosewood [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "rosewood"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rosewood

Macmillan American Dictionary:

rosewood [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rosewood"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/rosewood

Cambridge Dictionary:

rosewood

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "rosewood"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "rosewood"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rosewood

the Free Dictionary:

rosewood

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "rosewood"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "rosewood"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "rosewood" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

rosewood | rosewoods [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "rosewood"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

rosewood

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rosewood"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=rosewo​01 word=rosewood

YourDictionary Audio:

rosewood

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "rosewood" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rosewood

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