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lemonwood

[ lem-uhn-wood ]
/ ˈlɛm ənˌwʊd /
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noun

a tropical American tree, Calycophyllum candidissimum, of the madder family, having flowers with conspicuous white calyx lobes.
the hard, tough wood of this tree, used for fishing rods and archery bows.

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Also called degame.

Origin of lemonwood

First recorded in 1875–80; lemon + wood1
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Example sentences from the Web for lemonwood

  • Furniture of ivory, of ebony and lemonwood, preciously inlaid, gave to the place an air of cunning confusion.

  • Ross picked up the bow which was made of lemonwood and gave it to Mr. Hatfield.

British Dictionary definitions for lemonwood

lemonwood
/ (ˈlɛmənˌwʊd) /

noun

a small tree, Pittosporum eugenioides, of New Zealand having a white bark and lemon-scented flowers
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