[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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