noun (plural cocobolos)
A tropical American tree with hard, reddish timber that is used chiefly to make cutlery handles.
- Dalbergia retusa, family Leguminosae
- The hardwoods he mentions - box and cocoa - are probably short for boxwood and cocobolo.
- A call to a friend brought forth a pair of his checkered grips of cocobolo, which really sets off the rifle to perfection.
Mid 19th century: via Spanish from Arawak kakabali.
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