tulipwood

noun

tu·​lip·​wood ˈtü-ləp-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce tulipwood (audio)
ˈtyü-
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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Materials include travertine slabs, granite, tulipwood, African teak, walnut and silk in various parts of each residential-like accommodation. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tulipwood was in 1843

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“Tulipwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tulipwood. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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