co·​co·​bo·​lo ˌkō-kə-ˈbō-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce cocobolo (audio)
variants or less commonly cocobola
plural cocobolos also cocobolas
: 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

Word History


Spanish, from Arawak kakabali

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“Cocobolo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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