bois de rose

noun
\ˌbwäd(ə)ˈrōz\
plural bois de roses\ -​ōzə̇z \ or bois de rose\ like singular \

Definition of bois de rose 

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 : 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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History and Etymology for bois de rose

French, literally, rose wood

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