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.
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How to use basswood in a sentence
From the basswood, he made a strong harness for the dogs, so that they could draw the load of game back to the camp for him.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children | Mabel Powers
The blades, Fig. 3, are made of thin basswood or hard maple, and each is fastened in its place by means of two 3/8-in.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
All structural timbers and poles were fastened by tying with ropes of raw hide or of basswood or elm fiber.Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) | Melvin Randolph Gilmore
We would cut the basswood chunks about a foot long as it was a very straight wood, soft and wonderful to split for kindling.The Biography of a Rabbit | Roy Benson
Finally he swam underneath the flock, caught several by the feet, and tied them to his belt with withes of basswood bark.Indian Legends Retold | Elaine Goodale Eastman
British Dictionary definitions for basswood
any of several North American linden trees, esp Tilia americana: Sometimes shortened to: bass
the soft light-coloured wood of any of these trees, used for furniture
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