Definition of lemonwood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlemənˌwo͝od/


The light-colored wood of any of several tropical American trees, especially the Cuban Calycophyllum candidissimum of the madder family (Rubiaceae).
Example sentences
  • From here you can either continue upwards to a boudoir, rising half a storey and lined with yellow lemonwood, or to the dining room above the high drawing room.
  • Blocks are available in boxwood and lemonwood.
  • Brightly inlaid on thuya root burl are cross-hatched squares of lemonwood with ebony highlight, whose colors are then reversed on the second box.

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Syllabification: lem·on·wood

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