Definition of Basswood

1. Noun. Soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork.

Exact synonyms: Linden
Substance meronyms: Lime, Lime Tree, Linden, Linden Tree
Generic synonyms: Wood

2. Noun. Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber.

Definition of Basswood

1. n. The bass (Tilia) or its wood; especially, T. Americana. See Bass, the lime tree.

Definition of Basswood

1. Noun. (American English) Any of several trees of the genus ''Tilia''; the lindens, especially ''Tilia americana'', the American basswood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Basswood

1. a linden tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Basswood

1. The bass (Tilia) or its wood; especially, T. Americana. See Bass, the lime tree. "All the bowls were made of basswood, White and polished very smoothly." (Longfellow) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basswood

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Literary usage of Basswood

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of Tree Diseases by William Howard Rankin (1918)
"CHAPTER IX basswood DISEASES THE several species of basswood or linden (Tilia) are ... No serious diseases affect the basswood. Several leaf-spots and one ..."

2. The Forester's Manual: Or, The Forest Trees of Eastern North America by Ernest Thompson Seton (1912)
"There are two other species of the family, Southern basswood (T. pubescens) known by its ... basswood Whistle. Take a piece of a young shoot of basswood, ..."

3. The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore by Ernest Thompson Seton (1921)
"There are two other species of the family, Southern basswood (T pubescens) known by its ... basswood Whistle. Take a piece of a young shoot of basswood, ..."

4. The Materials of Engineering by Robert Henry Thurston (1884)
"It attains a height of 100 feet (30.5 metres), and a diameter of 3 feet (.91 metre). It is found from Virginia to Canada. 63. The Linden, basswood, Lime ..."

5. Forest Life and Forest Trees: Comprising Winter Camp-life Among the Loggers by John S. Springer (1851)
"Ash.—basswood, or Tiel-tree.—The Poplar. —The Hemlock—Beauties of its Foliage—Uses.—Hickory. ... basswood ..."

6. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1878)
"basswood suitable for transplanting is not easily found in large numbers in our native forests, and the main source of supply for shade trees must be from ..."

7. Pennsylvania Trees by Joseph Simon Illick, Pennsylvania Dept. of Forestry (1914)
"basswood. 1. Л flowering branch with mature leaves, z i. 5. Section of a winter twig, enlarged. 2. Longitudinal section of a flower, slightly en3. ..."

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