Definition of Indian blackwood
1. Noun. East Indian tree having a useful dark purple wood.
Group relationships: Dalbergia, Genus Dalbergia
Generic synonyms: Rosewood, Rosewood Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indian Blackwood
Literary usage of Indian blackwood
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1. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"... in Britain as East Indian blackwood is from the Dalbergia latifolia of the Malabar coast, where it grows to an immense size. ..."
2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1861)
"E. Indian blackwood (Dalba-yia loti- folio) is an excellent heavy wood, suited for the best furniture. It can be procured in large quantities, ..."
3. Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and by Henry Yule, Arthur Coke Burnell, William Crooke (1903)
"... Mr. Rassam discovered the remains of a rich hall or palace . . . the cornices were of painted brick, and the roof of rich Indian blackwood. ..."
4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1872)
"... and, in the best of the modern style, half-a-dozen stiff chairs of East Indian blackwood or China-work,—compose the upholstery of an Arab 'palazzo. ..."