basswood

basswood

[bas-wood]
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:
1660–70, Americanism; bass3 + wood1

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basswood (ˈbæsˌwʊd)
 
n
1.  Sometimes shortened to: bass any of several North American linden trees, esp Tilia americana
2.  the soft light-coloured wood of any of these trees, used for furniture
 
[C19: from bass³; see bast]

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