[ king-woo d ]
/ ˈkɪŋˌwʊd /


a Brazilian wood streaked with violet tints, used especially in cabinetwork.
the tree of the genus Dalbergia that yields this wood.


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Origin of kingwood

First recorded in 1850–55; king + wood1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for kingwood

/ (ˈkɪŋˌwʊd) /


the hard fine-grained violet-tinted wood of a Brazilian leguminous tree, Dalbergia cearensis, used in cabinetwork
the tree yielding this wood
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