Definition of cocobolo in English:


Syllabification: co·co·bo·lo
Pronunciation: /ˌkōkōˈbōlō

noun (plural cocobolos)

  • A tropical American tree with hard, reddish timber that is used chiefly to make cutlery handles.
    • Dalbergia retusa, family Leguminosae
    More example sentences
    • The hardwoods he mentions - box and cocoa - are probably short for boxwood and cocobolo.
    • A call to a friend brought forth a pair of his checkered grips of cocobolo, which really sets off the rifle to perfection.


mid 19th century: via Spanish from Arawak kakabali.

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