rosewood

[ rohz-wood ]
/ ˈroʊzˌwʊd /

noun

any of various reddish cabinet woods, sometimes with a roselike odor, yielded by certain tropical trees, especially belonging to the genus Dalbergia, of the legume family.
a tree yielding such wood.

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Origin of rosewood

First recorded in 1650–60; rose1 + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for rosewood

rosewood
/ (ˈrəʊzˌwʊd) /

noun

the hard dark wood of any of various tropical and subtropical leguminous trees, esp of the genus Dalbergia . It has a roselike scent and is used in cabinetwork
any of the trees yielding this wood
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