cocobolo

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

Definition of cocobolo

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 CollinsThe Victoria (Texas) Advocate21 Aug. 2006
  • In the sedate cocobolo-panelled dining room, serious men surrounded by decanters embark on elaborate tastings.
  • —Leo CareyThe New Yorker30 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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