basswood

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Basswood \Bass"wood'\, noun (Bot.) The bass ({Tilia}) or its wood; especially, {Tilia Americana}. See {Bass}, the lime tree.

All the bowls were made of basswood, White and polished very smoothly. --Longfellow.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

basswood

noun

1: soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork [syn: {basswood}, {linden}]

2: any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart- shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber [syn: {linden}, {linden tree}, {basswood}, {lime}, {lime tree}]


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