tulipwood

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

Definition of tulipwood

1 : wood of the North American tulip tree
2a : 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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tulipwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tulipwood. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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