Definition of pinkwood

  1. 1 :  any of several trees and shrubs: such as a :  a Brazilian tree (Dicypellium caryophyllatum) of the family Lauraceae with carnation-scented bark used as a substitute for cinnamon and cloves b :  a tree (Physocalymma scaberrimum) of the family Lythraceae of central South America having hard rose-colored wood c :  an Australian tree (Eucryphia billardieri) yielding cabinet wood d :  wallaby bush

  2. 2 :  the wood of a pinkwood

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Origin and Etymology of pinkwood

8pink & 9pink + wood

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