rosewood

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rosewood any of those hardwood trees of the genus Dalbergia that yield rosewood--valuable cabinet woods of a dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black
    • n rosewood hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain; used in cabinetwork
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rosewood A valuable cabinet wood of a dark red color, streaked and variegated with black, obtained from several tropical leguminous trees of the genera Dalbergia and Machærium. The finest kind is from Brazil, and is said to be from the Dalbergia nigra.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rosewood The wood of various Brazilian trees, especially of Dalbergia nigra. It is a fine hard cabinet-wood of a chestnut color streaked with black, or varying in the different sorts, and used chiefly in veneers. The name is due to the faint rosescent of some kinds when freshly cut. Other species of Dalbergia, species of Jacaranda, and perhaps of Machærium, produce the rosewood of commerce. The woods known as kingwood and violet-wood may be considered as varieties. See palisander, the several generic names, and the phrases below.
    • n rosewood A wood, lignum rhodium, the source of oil of rhodium, or rosewood-oil; Canary rosewood. It is obtained in pieces a few inches thick from the root and stem of Convolvulus scoparius and C. floridus, small trees of the Canaries. See rosewood-oil.
    • n rosewood Any of the trees producing rosewood.
    • n rosewood In Australia, the timber of any one of four species of trees: Acacia glaucescens, called also rosewood acacia, kaareewan, and myall;
    • n rosewood Stenochilus Mitchelli (Eremophila Mitchelli of Bentham), belonging to the family Myoporaceæ and often called sandalwood on account of its very fragrant wood;
    • n rosewood Dysoxylum Fraseranum of the family Meliaceæ; and.
    • n rosewood Synoum glandulosum, the fresh wood of which is of a deep red color and emits an odor like that of the common rose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rosewood the wood of a Brazilian tree having a fragrance like that of roses
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. róse—L. rosa, Gr. rhodon.

Usage

In literature:

The coffin must be of rosewood, or some other costly material, and must be lined with satin.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Rosewood and silver and velvet and crape had united to do him honor.
"Three People" by Pansy
This forest includes most of the ornamental woods, such as mahogany, ebony, rosewood, sandal-wood, etc.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The floors are made of rosewood and mahogany; the windows fitted with translucent shell.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
She presently walked up to the queer old chest of drawers, and drew the rosewood box towards her and lifted the lid.
"The Herapath Property" by J. S. Fletcher
Unerringly and swiftly he passed along the passage till he came to the big rosewood doors which opened upon the invalid's bedroom.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
Their chief object of commerce is rosewood or "cam," which they send to the coast.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
She went to the drawing-room first, and sat down at the little rosewood piano with a volume of Moore's "Lalla Rookh" open before her.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
And slowly, yet more slowly, the rosewood clock ticked off its seconds.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Polly went away directly, carrying the little rosewood box, after again expressing her grateful thanks to Mr. Bean.
"Polly of Lady Gay Cottage" by Emma C. Dowd
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In poetry:

From his shoulder Hiawatha
Took the camera of rosewood,
Made of sliding, folding rosewood;
Neatly put it all together.
In its case it lay compactly,
Folded into nearly nothing;
"Hiawatha's Photographing " by Lewis Carroll
Drunk! with my loved ones on board, drunk as Chloe,
He might have got right by the end of the trip
Had he rested contented and quiet, but no, he
Must pull up at Rosewood, for one other nip.
"How Polly Paid For Her Keep" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

Rosewood grad Will Winslow signs with Coker.
New owners at the Rosewood and The Old House, Jubilee closes, and Babblin' Babs goes Parisian.
Rosewood Tavern with Jordan Morris.
Rosewood in Rosemont holds its own against the heavy steakhouse hitters.
Rosewood Homes Nets 2010 Eliant Homebuyers' Choice Award.
2009 National Sales and Marketing Award: Artesana Rosewood Residence, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Fire at 635 Rosewood .
Flames damaged a home on Rosewood .
Corpus Christi firefighters contain an engulfed house fire at 635 Rosewood Tuesday morning.
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It features a walnut, teak and rosewood interior, an infinity pool with a 15 ft.
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In science:

The bars are usually made of rosewood, padak, or various synthetic materials such as fiberglass or fiberglass-reinforced plastic which allows a louder sound It should be played with very hard rubber, polyball, or acrylic mallets.
Music in Terms of Science
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