yellowwood

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

Definition of yellowwood 

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 : the wood of a yellowwood tree

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Hogsback is a haven for yellowwoods, South Africa’s national tree. National Geographic, "Africa's Most Endangered Parrot Fighting for Survival," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of yellowwood

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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