green heart

greenheart

[green-hahrt]
noun
1.
a South American tree, Ocotea (or Nectandra ) rodiei, of the laurel family, yielding a hard, durable wood often used for wharves and bridges and in shipbuilding.
2.
any of certain other timber trees of tropical America.
3.
their valuable greenish wood.

Origin:
1750–60; green + heart

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greenheart (ˈɡriːnˌhɑːt)
 
n
1.  Also called: bebeeru a tropical American lauraceous tree, Ocotea (or Nectandra) rodiaei, that has dark green durable wood and bark that yields the alkaloid bebeerine
2.  any of various similar trees
3.  the wood of any of these trees

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