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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of balaustre was in 1899

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“Balaustre.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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