1. [syn: Brazilian rosewood, caviuna wood, jacaranda, Dalbergia nigra]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rosewood \Rose"wood\, n.
A valuable cabinet wood of a dark red color, streaked and
variegated with black, obtained from several tropical
leguminous trees of the genera Dalbergia and Machaerium.
The finest kind is from Brazil, and is said to be from the
African rosewood, the wood of the leguminous tree
Jamaica rosewood, the wood of two West Indian trees
(Amyris balsamifera, and Linocieria ligustrina).
New South Wales rosewood, the wood of Trichilia
glandulosa, a tree related to the margosa.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an important Brazilian timber tree yielding a heavy hard
dark-colored wood streaked with black [syn: Brazilian
rosewood, caviuna wood, jacaranda, Dalbergia nigra]