king-wood

kingwood

[king-wood]
noun
1.
a Brazilian wood streaked with violet tints, used especially in cabinetwork.
2.
the tree of the genus Dalbergia that yields this wood.

Origin:
1850–55; king + wood1

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kingwood (ˈkɪŋˌwʊd)
 
n
1.  the hard fine-grained violet-tinted wood of a Brazilian leguminous tree, Dalbergia cearensis, used in cabinetwork
2.  the tree yielding this wood

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