kingwood

noun
king·​wood | \ ˈkiŋ-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce kingwood (audio) \

Definition of kingwood

: the wood of any of several tropical American leguminous trees (especially genus Dalbergia) especially : the wood of a Brazilian tree (D. cearensis) used especially for furniture

First Known Use of kingwood

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Kingwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kingwood. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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