a South American tree, Ocotea (or Nectandra) rodiei, of the laurel family, yielding a hard, durable wood often used for wharves and bridges and in shipbuilding.
any of certain other timber trees of tropical America.
their valuable greenish wood.
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How to use greenheart in a sentence
There was a tiny splash, a laugh, and the little greenheart rod flicked a trout high over his head.Uncanny Tales | Various
The best greenheart and oak ribs were used, being carefully dressed and of large size.The Beaver, Vol. 1, February, 1921, No. 5 | Hudson's Bay Company
Her sides are some eighteen inches thick, and sheathed and resheathed with "greenheart" to help her in battering the ice.A Labrador Doctor | Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
The ice-skin is of greenheart, and covers the whole ship's side from the keel to 18 inches from the sheer strake.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 | Roald Amundsen
Some people prefer greenheart or Wasahba for tips, but lancewood or red cedar is the best, I think.Black Bass | Charles Barker Bradford
British Dictionary definitions for greenheart
Also called: bebeeru a tropical American lauraceous tree, Ocotea (or Nectandra) rodiaei, that has dark green durable wood and bark that yields the alkaloid bebeerine
any of various similar trees
the wood of any of these trees
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