cocobolo

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noun co·co·bo·lo \ˌkō-kə-ˈbō-(ˌ)lō\
variants: less commonly

cocobola

\ˌkō-kə-ˈbō-lə\ play

Definition of cocobolo

plural

cocobolos

also

cocobolas

  1. :  the hard, heavy heartwood of any of various tropical American trees of the genus Dalbergia (especially Dalbergia retusa) that is typically yellowish-orange to reddish-brown in color When finished, it will be a 4-inch, drop-point fixed blade knife with a handle of cocobolo, a tropical wood also known as rosewood. — Jason Collins, The Victoria (Texas) Advocate, 21 Aug. 2006 In the sedate cocobolo-panelled dining room, serious men surrounded by decanters embark on elaborate tastings. — Leo Carey, The New Yorker, 30 May 2005; also :  a timber tree yielding cocobolo

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Origin and Etymology of cocobolo

Spanish, from Arawak kakabali


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