bois de rose

noun

ˌbwäd(ə)ˈrōz
plural bois de roses
-ōzə̇z
or bois de rose
like singular
1
a
: an important tropical American yellow timber derived chiefly from a tree (Aniba panurensis) of French Guiana
b
: any tree yielding bois de rose
2
: a grayish red that is yellower, lighter, and stronger than blush rose, yellower and deeper than apple-blossom, bluer and deeper than Pompeian red, and yellower and stronger than livid brown

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, rose wood

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“Bois de rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bois%20de%20rose. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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