cocobolo

[ koh-kuh-boh-loh ]
/ ˌkoʊ kəˈboʊ loʊ /

noun

the hard, durable wood of any of several tropical trees of the genus Dalbergia, of the legume family, used for making furniture.

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Also co·co·bo·la [koh-kuh-boh-luh]. /ˌkoʊ kəˈboʊ lə/.

Origin of cocobolo

1840–50; <Spanish <Arawak kakaboli
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Example sentences from the Web for cocobolo

  • Exports of mahogany, cedar, and cocobolo have already begun.

    The Panama Canal|J. Saxon Mills
  • The cocobolo has a rich brown color and a glossy surface and is very rare, hence is much sought after for use in furniture making.