Definition of Bastard lignum vitae

1. Noun. Small evergreen tree of the southern United States and West Indies a source of lignum vitae wood.

Exact synonyms: Guaiacum Sanctum
Group relationships: Genus Guaiacum, Guaiacum
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bastard Lignum Vitae

bast fiber
bastard feverfew
bastard indigo
bastard lignum vitae (current term)
bastard operator from hell
bastard operators from hell
bastard pennyroyal
bastard pimpernel
bastard ridley
bastard sugar
bastard sword
bastard swords
bastard title
bastard toadflax
bastard trumpeter
bastard trumpeters
bastard turtle
bastard wing

Literary usage of Bastard lignum vitae

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

1. Santo Domingo: A Country with a Future by Otto Schoenrich (1918)
"... to the bottom like iron), bera or bastard lignum vitae, espinillo or yellowwood, campeche or logwood (a famous dyeing material), sparwood and cedar. ..."

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