Definition of tulipwood in English:

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tulipwood

Pronunciation: /ˈt(y)o͞oləpˌwo͝od/

noun

1An Australian tree of rainforest and scrub, with heavy black and yellow timber that is used mainly for cabinetmaking.
  • Harpullia pendula, family Sapindaceae.
Example sentences
  • The flowers of tulipwood are greenish/yellow with five petals, and arranged in panicles emerging from the leaf axils.
  • There are other, unrelated species which are also called tulipwood.
  • There also exists the Australian "tulipwood", the common name of Harpullia pendula, among others.
2The pale timber of the tulip tree.
Example sentences
  • Both are easily confused with rosewood, particularly as tulipwood is also known as bois de rose in France.
  • This box features eight book-matched pieces of Brazilian tulipwood, the lightest hued of the true rosewoods, in a beveled field of wenge, with holly.
  • All different types of woods were used to make up this complicated pattern: rosewood, walnut, mahogany, satinwood, ebony, boxwood, burr walnut, elm and tulipwoods to name a few!

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Syllabification: tu·lip·wood

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