Definition of cocobolo
: 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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