Definition of Indian blackwood

1. Noun. East Indian tree having a useful dark purple wood.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indian Blackwood

Indiamen
Indian
Indian English
Indian Game
Indian Mutiny
Indian Ocean
Indian Peacock
Indian Peacocks
Indian agent
Indian apple
Indian arrowroot
Indian banyan
Indian bean
Indian beech
Indian beet
Indian blackwood (current term)
Indian blanket
Indian breadroot
Indian buffalo
Indian burn
Indian burns
Indian capital
Indian carp
Indian chickweed
Indian chief
Indian chieftain
Indian chocolate
Indian cholera
Indian club

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. ..."

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