Definition of Ruby wood
1. Noun. Hard durable wood of red sandalwood trees (Pterocarpus santalinus); prized for cabinetwork.
Substance meronyms: Pterocarpus Santalinus, Red Sandalwood, Red Sanders, Red Sanderswood, Red Saunders
Generic synonyms: Wood
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Literary usage of Ruby wood
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1. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"... and tte Raspberry of our gardens. RUBY. In Printing, a kind of type two and a half sizes smaller than that us«d in this work. [TYPE.] Ruby "Wood. ..."
2. Turning and Mechanical Manipulation: Intended as a Work of General Reference by Charles Holtzapffel (1846)
"QUINCE-TREE, (Cydonia, vulgaris.) See APRICOT-TREE. RED GUM-WOOD. See GUM-WOOD. RED SAUNDERS, or ruby wood, an East Indian wood, the produce of Pterocarpus ..."
3. Wood: A Manual of the Natural History and Industrial Applications of the by George Simonds Boulger (1908)
"... autumn- wood slightly darker. Used to a small extent on the Continent in cabinet-work, carving, and turnery. Ruby-wood (Butyrospermum ..."
4. The Condensed Chemical Dictionary: A Reference Volume for All Requiring by Chemical Catalog Company, Inc (1920)
"See Pyrargyrite. Ruby Silver, Light. See Proustite. ruby wood. See Santalum rubrum. Ruthenium Ru. Color and properties: Grayish-black, brittle metal. ..."