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Definition of the noun cocobolo

What does cocobolo mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cocobolos

  1. a valuable timber tree of tropical South America

Alternative definition of the noun cocobolo


  1. An oily tropical hardwood from Central America.

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Google previewSelected Stories of Morley Roberts (2015)

by Roberts, Morley

Cocobolo is a hardwood of the tree Dalbergia retusa from Central America. Snakewood, so called for its characteristic snakeskin patterns, is from the Fabaceae family of trees found mostly in Suriname, South America, and Australia .

Google previewThe New York Lumber Trade Journal (1922)

Cocobolo is an article whose use has already been greatly diminished through the introduction of cutlery from foreign sources. Moreover, the high prices that prevailed during the war have had a tendency among consumers to seek and use ...

Google previewPanama and the Canal (1914)

The Story of Its Achievement, Its Problems and Its Prospects by Willis John Abbot

The cocobolo is a hard wood, but without the beauty to fit it for cabinet work. The sangre derives its name from its red sap which exudes from a gash like blood. It takes a high polish, and is in its general characteristics not unlike our cherry.

Google previewReefer Madness (1998)

A History of Marijuana by Larry Sloman

Just listen to this blurb from the most recent NALPAC 1977-78 Paraphernalia Dealers Handbook: Cocobolo is an exquisite ...

Google previewPanama and the Canal in Picture and Prose ... (1913)

by Willis John Abbot

The cocobolo is a hard wood, but without ...

Google previewAmerican Forests (1918)

Cocobolo is a rosewood and is botanically closely related to the true rosewood ( Dalbergia nigra). It is cut here in large quantities and, like dye woods, has a white useless sap wood which is removed in the bush. The pieces are very irregular ...

Google previewAmerican Forestry (1918)

Cocobolo is a rosewood and is botanically closely related to the true rosewood ( Dalbergia nigra). It is cut here in large quantities and, like dye woods, has a white useless sap wood which is removed in the bush. The pieces are very irregular ...

Google previewCrafting Wood Logic Puzzles (2006)

18 Three-dimensional Games for the Hands & Mind by Charles R. Self, Tom Lensch

Cocobolo is a relative of rosewood, from Central America. It is oily, thus hard to glue, and is hard on tools due to silica inclusions. Additionally, it is expensive, and many people are allergic to ...

Google previewWoodShop News

by Published by Dominion Enterprises

By Brian Caldwell SENIOR WRITER Cocobolo is a true rosewood and one of the world's most attractive exotic woods, exhibiting a wide range of rich colors including shades of orange, yellow, red and brown, accompanied by black striping.

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

cabuina Honduras: granadillo, rosul Belize: nagaedwood Nicaragua: nambar legitimo Guatemala: jumero Argentina: isa pui Mexico: cocobolo, granadillo Costa Rica: nambar Panama: prieto Indochina: cam lai, hue moc, leang, neang nuon, ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Trees (2005)

Volume 1: North America by M.M. Grandtner

cocobolo (Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama); cocobolo negro (Costa Rica) ...

Google previewDictionary of Trees, Volume 2: South America (2013)

Nomenclature, Taxonomy and Ecology by M.M. Grandtner, Julien Chevrette

cocobolo (Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama); ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Kitchen History (2004)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Woodworkers prized cocobolo or cocoawood, a brownishpurple native American wood marked with lighter streaks, for carving utensil handles and shaping cutting boards, aflatsurface groovedatthe sideto collect juices. Another import, Central ...

Google previewDictionary of Contact Allergens (2007)

by Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin, Christophe J. Coz

cocobolo (Dalbergia ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Control Technology: Volume 7: (1994)

High-Hazard Pollutants by Paul Cheremisinoff

as toxic: Arbor vitae, Ayan, African blackwood, Knysna boxwood, western red cedar, cocobolo, cocus, dahoma, ebony, guarea, ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2003)

by American Heritage Dictionary

hickory, plywood, redwood, sapwood 08 amaranth, hasswood, chestnut, cocobolo, cord wood, iirewood, hardwood, kindling, kingwood, maboganv, pulpwood, red lauan, rosewood, silky oak, soitwood, sycamore 09 blackwood, brushwood, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Furniture Making (2000)

by Ernest Joyce, Alan Peters

Cocobolo (Nicaraguan rosewood) Similar to Rio rosewood but with a pronounced reddish tinge and coarse, visible grain.

Google previewCassell's Dictionary of Slang (2005)

by Jonathon Green

cocobolo/cocobola, the timber from any one of several species of tree of the Central American genus Dalbergia, or the tree itself, a dark hardwood] Coca-Cola n. (1950s+) (Aus.) a bowler, in cricket, [rhy. si.; ult. the ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1920)

An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley, William Peterson

Cedar, ebony, lignum-vitae, pochote, cocobolo, mahogany, oaks, chaparrales, and other varieties of marketable woods stand in virgin forests, but little lumbering is done. More than one-half of Costa Rica lies between altitudes 2,900 and 6,800 ...

Google previewAppleton's dictionary of machines, mechanics, engine work, and engineering (1858)

by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York. (1866. D. Appleton & co.)

Lloyd says the wood is there called Cocobolo prieto ; that it is not the growth of the Mauritius, ...

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Scrabble value of C3O1C3O1B3O1L1O1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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