balaustre

noun
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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