bois de rose

noun \ˌbwäd(ə)ˈrōz\

Definition of bois de rose

plural

bois de roses

\-ōzə̇z\ or

bois de rose

\like singular\
  1. 1a :  an important tropical American yellow timber derived chiefly from a tree (Aniba panurensis) of French Guiana b :  any tree yielding bois de rose

  2. 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

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Origin and Etymology of bois de rose

French, literally, rose wood


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