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rosewood

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noun rose·wood \ˈrōz-ˌwu̇d\

Simple Definition of rosewood

  • : the hard, dark, red wood of some tropical trees that is used especially for making furniture and musical instruments

Full Definition of rosewood

  1. :  any of various tropical trees (especially genus Dalbergia) yielding valuable cabinet woods of a usually dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black; also :  the wood


ROSEWOOD Defined for Kids

rosewood

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noun rose·wood \ˈrōz-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of rosewood

  1. :  a reddish or purplish wood streaked with black that is used especially for making furniture and musical instruments




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