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yellowwood

[yel-oh-woo d] /ˈyɛl oʊˌwʊd/
noun
1.
a tree, Cladrastis lutea, of the legume family, native to the southeastern U.S., having clusters of fragrant, white flowers and wood that yields a yellow dye.
2.
any of several other trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow substance, as Podocarpus elongatus or P. henkelii, of Africa.
3.
the wood of any of these trees.
Origin of yellowwood
1660-1670
1660-70; yellow + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for yellowwood

yellowwood

/ˈjɛləʊˌwʊd/
noun
1.
Also called (US) gopherwood. any of several leguminous trees of the genus Cladrastis, esp C. lutea, of the southeastern US, having clusters of white flowers and yellow wood yielding a yellow dye
2.
Also called West Indian satinwood. a rutaceous tree, Zanthoxylum flavum, of the Caribbean, with smooth hard wood
3.
any of several other trees with yellow wood, esp Podocarpus falcatus, a conifer of southern Africa: family Podocarpaceae
4.
the wood of any of these trees
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