[lem-uh n-woo d]
- 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.
Origin of lemonwood
Also called degame.
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- a small tree, Pittosporum eugenioides, of New Zealand having a white bark and lemon-scented flowers
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