Definition of basswood in English:

basswood

Line breaks: bass|wood
Pronunciation: /ˈbaswʊd
 
/

noun

  • A North American lime tree with large leaves, commonly planted as a street tree in the US.
    • Tilia americana, family Tiliaceae
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    • Except for a few looming hemlocks, the forest is mostly hardwoods, and the light streams through the thinning tops of the taller oaks and basswoods.
    • Walnut trees can also grow in small groups or as scattered specimens mixed with American elm, hackberry, boxelder, sugar maple, green and white ash, basswood, red oak, and hickory.
    • In contrast, a bee-pollinated basswood can flower a month or more after the leaf buds have opened, when bee populations peak in late summer.

Origin

late 17th century: from bass3 + wood.

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