brazilwood brazilwood

Definition(s):

  1. (n) heavy wood of various brazilwood trees; used for violin bows and as dyewoods
  2. (n) tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry

Usage(s):

  • The brazilwood, felled by slaves in the New World, was rasped the bark scraped off by criminals in the rasp houses of Amsterdam.
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