Definition of Bastard lignum vitae
1. Noun. Small evergreen tree of the southern United States and West Indies a source of lignum vitae wood.
Group relationships: Genus Guaiacum, Guaiacum
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
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Literary usage of Bastard lignum vitae
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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. ..."