- any tree of the genus Tilia, especially T. americana, the American linden, having drooping branches and large, toothed, ovate leaves.
- the wood of a linden.
Origin of basswood
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Go off and ask somebody that wears brass buttons and a basswood head.Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)
"Now, I'm going to go around and see my friends," said Mr. Basswood.
They were in the lead, with the Basswood turnout not far behind.
"We can notify the authorities at Simpson's Corners," said Mr. Basswood.
"You'll have to see Mrs. Wadsworth and Mrs. Basswood about that," returned Dave.
- any of several North American linden trees, esp Tilia americanaSometimes shortened to: bass
- the soft light-coloured wood of any of these trees, used for furniture
C19: from bass ³; see bast
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