rose wood

rosewood

[rohz-wood]
noun
1.
any of various reddish cabinet woods, sometimes with a roselike odor, yielded by certain tropical trees, especially belonging to the genus Dalbergia, of the legume family.
2.
a tree yielding such wood.

Origin:
1650–60; rose1 + wood1

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rosewood (ˈrəʊzˌwʊd)
 
n
1.  the hard dark wood of any of various tropical and subtropical leguminous trees, esp of the genus Dalbergia. It has a roselike scent and is used in cabinetwork
2.  any of the trees yielding this wood

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