rosewood

noun rose·wood \ ˈrōz-ˌwu̇d \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of rosewood

: any of various tropical trees (especially genus Dalbergia) yielding valuable cabinet woods of a usually dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black; also : the wood

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First Known Use of rosewood

1660


ROSEWOOD Defined for English Language Learners

rosewood

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Definition of rosewood for English Language Learners

  • : the hard, dark, red wood of some tropical trees that is used especially for making furniture and musical instruments


ROSEWOOD Defined for Kids

rosewood

noun rose·wood \ ˈrōz-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of rosewood for Students

: a reddish or purplish wood streaked with black that is used especially for making furniture and musical instruments

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