- 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.
Origin of greenheart
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Examples from the Web for greenheart
The material used is dagame, or greenheart, the butt being 5/8 in.
Dagame, or greenheart, is used with german-silver mountings.
She is of about 350 tons, and built of selected pine, oak, and greenheart.South!
Sir Ernest Shackleton
They had her built composite—iron, teak-wood, and greenheart, and her scantling was something fabulous.A Set of Six
The hull was made of stout oak planks, sheathed with greenheart and lined with fir.The Home of the Blizzard
- 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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