noun yel·low·wood \ˈye-lō-ˌwu̇d, ˈye-lə-\

Definition of yellowwood

  1. 1 :  any of various trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow extract; especially :  a leguminous tree (Cladrastis lutea) of the southern U.S. having showy white fragrant flowers and yielding a yellow dye

  2. 2 :  the wood of a yellowwood tree

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Circa 1666

First Known Use of yellowwood

circa 1666

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