2. [syn: rosewood, rosewood tree]
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: hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly
marked grain; used in cabinetwork
2: 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 [syn: rosewood,