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lemonwood

[lem-uh n-woo d]
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noun
  1. a tropical American tree, Calycophyllum candidissimum, of the madder family, having flowers with conspicuous white calyx lobes.
  2. the hard, tough wood of this tree, used for fishing rods and archery bows.
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Origin of lemonwood

First recorded in 1875–80; lemon + wood1
Also called degame.
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Historical Examples

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

    Dan Carter and the Haunted Castle

    Mildred A. Wirt

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


British Dictionary definitions for lemonwood

lemonwood

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