Definition of camwood in English:
1 [mass noun] The hard red timber of an African tree.
- These examples were coated with sacrificial material, especially camwood.
- The main imports from outside Bamenda are camwood; a little tobacco from the French Cameroons and Nigeria; kamwa or rock salt from Nigeria; and Hausa cloth.
2Either of two trees of the pea family which yield camwood timber.
- Indigo plants are used for deep blue dyes, while reddish brown dyes are extracted from cola nuts, the camwood tree, and the redwood tree.
- Many of Africa's rarest trees, such as mahogany, ironwood, camwood and mimosup, grow in this forest, that is connected to a larger forest area in neighbouring Cameroon.
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