bass·​wood | \ ˈbas-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce basswood (audio) \

Definition of basswood

1 : any of several New World lindens especially : linden sense 1b
2 : the straight-grained soft white wood of a basswood

Examples of basswood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The forest is thick with undisturbed birch, aspen, basswood, balsam and spruce. Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune, 10 July 2021 Others, including Ohio buckeye, basswood and quaking aspen, could struggle in changing conditions. Morgan Greene,, 20 Apr. 2021 As the region was settled by pioneers, many hillsides were grazed and burned, which again provided an ideal environment for red oak, as well as American basswood, sugar maple and prickly gooseberry. Star Tribune, 3 Apr. 2021 The damage on redbud, walnut and basswood took longer to heal. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2021 Named for Van Halen's son, the entry-level guitar is made from extremely lightweight and porous basswood, providing the perfect resonance for musicians who are heavy on the treble and fade. Eddie Van Halen, Popular Mechanics, 6 Oct. 2020 The region is rich with aspen, birch, maple, basswood, and other deciduous hardwood trees, according to NASA. Fox News, 1 Oct. 2020 The 100-foot structure is nestled in a maple and basswood forest. Kerri Westenberg,, 30 Sep. 2019 Alfred Sully forgot to show up to battle for, spend a sunny day exploring the four-mile wildlife loop, and wander the elm-and-basswood forest lining Sweetwater Lake. National Geographic, 9 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of basswood

1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Basswood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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