Definition of cocus wood in English:

cocus wood

Syllabification: co·cus wood
Pronunciation: /ˈkōkəs ˌwo͝od
 
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noun

  • Hard, heavy timber that blackens with age and is used for musical instruments.
    • This timber is obtained from the Jamaican ebony (Brya ebenus, family Leguminosae)
    More example sentences
    • Older pipes made of cocus wood were common in the late 18th and throughout the 19th centuries.
    • An instrument maker who had dermatitis showed a positive patch test reaction to cocus wood but evidence for contact with the wood was circumstantial.
    • During the 19th century, cocus wood became available from the West Indies and quickly became the standard timber for flutes and other woodwinds from that period.

Origin

mid 17th century: cocus, of unknown origin.

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