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 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, "How the Late Rock God Eddie Van Halen Hacked His Guitar," 6 Oct. 2020 The region is rich with aspen, birch, maple, basswood, and other deciduous hardwood trees, according to NASA. Fox News, "Fall colors in Midwest spotted from space as autumn arrives," 1 Oct. 2020 The 100-foot structure is nestled in a maple and basswood forest. Kerri Westenberg,, "Where to see fall color: 3 great autumn drives in Minnesota," 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, "Beat the crowds at these abandoned U.S. national parks," 9 Nov. 2019 Benjamin Reiss’ writing table made of pine, oak, basswood, fiberboard and steel functions as a pedestal for Paul Salveson’s abstract sculpture and Eric Veit’s figurative one. David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, "Emily Dickinson provides the lens for eight artists in L.A.’s Chinatown," 14 Sep. 2019 The payoff is panoramic views to the south of changing leaves — black oak, shagbark hickory and basswood, to name a few — and Lake Michigan to the north. Lori Rackl,, "A guide to catching fall colors at Indiana Dunes National Park: Where to eat, sleep and hike," 19 Aug. 2019 Most of the largest trees shading the river corridor — basswood, maple, ash and locusts with trunk diameters between 20 inches and 40 inches — will be preserved under a revised widening plan, Elliott said. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Concrete bed of Kinnickinnic River in Pulaski Park to be removed for recreational and safety upgrades," 7 May 2018 Naked hardwoods including red oak, basswood and yellow birch mix with the evergreens. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mirror Lake's Fern Dell Gorge is a winter wonderland," 11 Jan. 2018

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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 25 Feb. 2021.

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