Lima wood

Li·​ma wood | \ ˈlēmə-, ˈlīmə- \

Definition of Lima wood

: a soluble red wood derived from a tree (Caesalpinia tinctoria) of Ecuador and Peru and used in dyeing

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History and Etymology for Lima wood

from Lima, Peru

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“Lima wood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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