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brazilwood

[bruh-zil-woo d]
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noun
  1. any of several tropical trees of the genus Caesalpinia, as C. echinata, having wood from which a red dye is obtained.
  2. the wood of such a tree.

Origin of brazilwood

First recorded in 1550–60; brazil + wood1
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