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basswood

[bas-woo d] /ˈbæsˌwʊd/
noun
1.
any tree of the genus Tilia, especially T. americana, the American linden, having drooping branches and large, toothed, ovate leaves.
2.
the wood of a linden.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70, Americanism; bass3 + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for bass wood

basswood

/ˈbæsˌwʊd/
noun
1.
any of several North American linden trees, esp Tilia americana Sometimes shortened to bass
2.
the soft light-coloured wood of any of these trees, used for furniture
Word Origin
C19: from bass³; see bast
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