Definition of yellowwood in English:


Syllabification: yel·low·wood
Pronunciation: /ˈyelōˌwo͝od


  • Any of a number of trees that have yellowish timber or yield a yellow dye, in particular.
    • a North American tree of the pea family (Cladrastis lutea, family Leguminosae).a podocarp.
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    • Cape parrots occur in the moist forests of the southern and eastern parts of South Africa and use yellow-wood trees as roosts, nesting space and as a food source.
    • Yellow-wood is a rare, even endangered species of the eastern U.S., named in pioneer days from its heartwood's striking deep yellow color.
    • The Yellowwood grows in the rich moist soils of hardwood forests, especially along stream banks, limestone cliffs, and valleys.

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