greenheart

noun

green·​heart ˈgrēn-ˌhärt How to pronounce greenheart (audio)
: a tropical South American evergreen tree (Ocotea rodiaei synonym Nectandra rodiaei) of the laurel family with a hard greenish wood
also : its wood

Examples of greenheart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bottle’s label is green, which according to the brand is supposed to represent both the Guyanese flag and the greenheart wood used to make the Port Mourant still. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 6 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greenheart was in 1756

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“Greenheart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greenheart. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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