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Definition of the noun cocobolo

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noun - plural: cocobolos

  1. a valuable timber tree of tropical South America
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • scientific name: Dalbergia retusa
    • more generic word: tree = a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown
    • member of: Dalbergia / genus Dalbergia = large genus of tropical trees having pinnate leaves and paniculate flowers and cultivated commercially for their dramatically grained and colored timbers
    • substance: granadilla wood = dark red hardwood derived from the cocobolo and used in making musical instruments e.g. clarinets

Alternative definition of the noun cocobolo


  1. An oily tropical hardwood from Central America.

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Google previewVoyage of the Manteno (2006)

The Education of a Modern-Day Expeditioner by John Haslett

Weighing sixty-eight pounds per cubic foot, cocobolo is the second-most dense wood in the world. It couldn't be used for floatation or buoyancy because it was guaranteed to sink in the water like an anvil, but it could be used to hold our raft ...

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 previewThe New York Lumber Trade Journal (1922)

by John W. Long, Arthur R. Carr

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 in Picture and Prose ... (1913)

by Willis John Abbot

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

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 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 previewExporters' Encyclopaedia (1921)

The exports from Costa Rica to the United States in 1917 and 1918 were as follows : From Puntarenas Brazil-wood Cedar and mahogany Cocoa Coffee Cocobolo Cohune nuts Deerskins Hides Lignum vitae Manganese Pearl shell ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Wood (2007)

by U S Dept of Agriculture

See Creosote Cocobolo, shrinkage values Coefficient of friction Coefficient of thermal expansion Coefficient of variation Collapse during drying Columns: built- up and spaced columns flanged columns long columns, compressive stress short  ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Furniture Making (2000)

by Ernest Joyce

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

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1906)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention... with New American Supplement, Complete in Thirty Volumes

gold-dust, hides, ivory nuts, manganese, shells, tobacco, cocobolo (a cabinet ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature by Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith

gold-dust, hides, ivory nuts, manganese, shells, tobacco, cocobolo (a cabinet wood), tortoise-shell, vanilla, whale oil ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

The forests contain valuable hard woods, such as mahogany, cedar, cocobolo, rosewood ; also dyewoods, resinous ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1909)

An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley

cocobolo, and mahogany. whose export is steadily increasing. Caoutchouc. dyewoods. and medicinal plants—as sarsaparilla.'copaiba. and ipecacuanha—are also found. There are ...

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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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