tulipwood

noun tu·lip·wood \ ˈtü-ləp-ˌwu̇d , ˈtyü- \

Definition of tulipwood

1 :wood of the North American tulip tree
2 a :any of several showily striped or variegated woods; especially :the rose-colored wood of a chiefly Brazilian tree (Dalbergia frutescens) of the legume family much used by cabinetmakers for inlaying
b :a tree that yields tulipwood

First Known Use of tulipwood

1843


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