basswood basswood

Definition(s):

  1. (n) soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
  2. (n) any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber

Usage(s):

  1. The chef-d'oeuvre is a basswood panel by Leopold Baillot, in a design of acanthus leaves and birds.
  2. And he demanded that certain salient details -- a basswood-and-airplane silk screen from a Manhattan apartment, for instance -- be built right into the exhibit's walls.
  3. It is as pure an expression of Yankee or backwoods genius as the coonskin cap and the basswood spittoon.

News

  1. Linden Potts

    Linden Potts, his sister Maple, 32, and sister Cedar, 26, are all named after trees. "My parents wanted to do something unique and different," he says. "Most people have never heard of a Linden tree, but they are very similar to the North Basswood tree like those found in the New England area."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Jackson Free Press

  2. Today's trophy tale: lunker largemouth in the BWCA

    Chris Daleiden of Edina with a 22-inch largemouth bass he caught on Basswood Lake in the BWCA.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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