Definition of rosewood in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊzwʊd


  • 1 [mass noun] Close-grained tropical timber with a distinctive fragrance, used particularly for making furniture and musical instruments.
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    • There are 34 full-color photographs of beautiful gages made of ebony, rosewood, boxwood, mahogany, cherry, applewood, whalebone, ivory etc.
    • For one, consumers have been told for years that the best instruments are made from precious tropical woods like mahogany, ebony and rosewood - the very species most in danger.
    • It is a superb piece, made of mahogany and rosewood and inlaid with ebony spikes to the corners, raised on three lyre supports, each with splayed legs and brass lion-paw feet.
  • 2The tree which produces rosewood.
    • Genus Dalbergia, family Leguminosae: several species, in particular D. nigra of Brazil
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    • Along one side of the pool, fast-growing Indian rosewood trees screen the garage.
    • In addition to seafood, the Atlantic coast is rich in other resources, including pine, rosewood, and mahogany as well as gold and silver.
    • The former logger's business was poised for expansion, and he needed new staffers to know as much about such exotic species as Tamarind and Patagonian rosewood as he did himself.
  • 2.1Used in names of other trees which yield timber similar to rosewood, e.g. African rosewood.

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