American basswood

noun

variants or less commonly American linden
: a medium to large linden tree (Tilia americana) of central and eastern North America that has large heart-shaped leaves and soft light wood and that includes several cultivars planted especially as shade trees

called also basswood, yellow basswood

compare white basswood

Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American basswood was in 1858

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“American basswood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20basswood. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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