greenheart

[ green-hahrt ]
/ ˈgrinˌhɑrt /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. greengrass,
  2. greengrocer,
  3. greengrocery,
  4. greenham common,
  5. greenhead,
  6. greenhorn,
  7. greenhouse,
  8. greenhouse effect,
  9. greenhouse gas,
  10. greenhouse whitefly

Origin of greenheart

First recorded in 1750–60; green + heart

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British Dictionary definitions for greenheart

greenheart

/ (ˈɡriːnˌhɑːt) /

noun

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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