Definition of Rosewood

1. Noun. Hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain; used in cabinetwork.

Substance meronyms: Rosewood Tree
Specialized synonyms: Amboyna, Andaman Redwood
Generic synonyms: Wood



2. Noun. Any of those hardwood trees of the genus Dalbergia that yield rosewood--valuable cabinet woods of a dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black.

Definition of Rosewood

1. n. A valuable cabinet wood of a dark red color, streaked and variegated with black, obtained from several tropical leguminous trees of the genera Dalbergia and Machærium. The finest kind is from Brazil, and is said to be from the Dalbergia nigra.

Definition of Rosewood

1. Noun. The fragrant wood of ''Dalbergia nigra'', a Brazilian tree in the legume family, which has a sweet smell. ¹

2. Noun. Any of several dozen woods, resembling that of ''Dalbergia nigra'' in some respect. ¹

3. Noun. The wood of a South American tree, ''Aniba rosaeodora'', in the laurel family, with fragrant wood from which an essential oil is distilled. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rosewood

1. a tropical tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rosewood

1. A valuable cabinet wood of a dark red colour, streaked and variegated with black, obtained from several tropical leguminous trees of the genera Dalbergia and Machaerium. The finest kind is from Brazil, and is said to be from the Dalbergia nigra. African rosewood, the wood of the leguminous tree Pterocarpus erinaceus. Jamaica rosewood, the wood of two West Indian trees (Amyris balsamifera, and Linocieria ligustrina). New South Wales rosewood, the wood of Trichilia glandulosa, a tree related to the margosa. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rosewood

rosetta wood
rosettas
rosette
rosette-forming cells
rosette formation
rosette test
rosetted
rosettelike
rosettes
rosetting
rosetty
rosety
rosewater
rosewater sailor
rosewaters
rosewood (current term)
rosewood tree
rosewoods
roseworm
roseworms
rosewort
roseworts
rosh yeshiva
roshambo
roshchinite
roshi
roshis
rosiaite
rosickyite
rosiculture

Literary usage of Rosewood

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1. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"Commercial rosewood is hard, tough, very fine-grained and of compact structure. ... Compartment care sometimes have " rosewood rooms" associated with other ..."

2. The Indian Forester (1893)
"In these days of low exchange, the trade in rosewood (as they must call it to ... At one time I can remember rosewood veneered furniture was the correct ..."

3. The Painter, Gilder, and Varnisher's Companion: Containing Rules and (1867)
"To Imitate Black rosewood. The work must be grounded black ; after which take some red lead well ground, and mixed up as before directed, which lay on with ..."

4. Kansas Shorthorns: A History of the Breed in the State from 1857 to 1920 by G. A. Laude, Kansas shorthorn breeders association (1921)
"She is by the Duthie bred Golden Baron out of rosewood 82d. Her grandam is rosewood 76th by Waverly, which cow is the dam of imp. rosewood 92d, dam of John ..."

5. Days and Ways in Old Boston by William Sidney Rossiter (1914)
"The desk, lined with pale yellow satinwood, has curving ornaments and small, neatly turned knobs of dark rosewood. It has fascinating secret drawers, ..."

6. Days and Ways in Old Boston by William Sidney Rossiter (1914)
"THE OLD rosewood DESK By MAUD HOWE ELLIOTT There never was so beautiful, so wonderful a writing desk in the world as my mother's old rosewood secretary. ..."

7. The Indian Forester (1883)
"rosewood is, if properly worked, the most durable of wood, may after a hundred years' use be ... rosewood was once, says the Builder, a fashionable wood. ..."

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