ba·​laus·​tre | \ bəˈlau̇ˌstrā \
plural -s

Definition of balaustre

1 : either of two South American timber trees (Centrolobium robustum or C. paraense) with yellowish brown to purplish or rose-colored glossy wood
2 : the wood of the balaustre

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First Known Use of balaustre

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for balaustre

American Spanish, from Spanish balaustre, balaústre baluster, from Italian balaustro

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“Balaustre.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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