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Meaning of rosewood

rose•wood

Pronunciation: (rōz'wood"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various reddish cabinet woods, sometimes with a roselike odor, yielded by certain tropical trees, esp. belonging to the genus Dalbergia, of the legume family.
  2. a tree yielding such wood.
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