Caesalpinia braziliensis

Linnaean name for a tree native to the Middle East whose galls were used in the production of red inks and dyes.
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  • Caesalpinia Braziliensis — Brazil wood Bra*zil wood , Brazilwood Bra*zil wood (br[.a]*z[i^]l w[oo^]d ). [OE. brasil, LL. brasile (cf. Pg. & Sp. brasil, Pr. bresil, Pr. bresil); perh. from Sp. or Pg. brasa a live coal (cf. {Braze}, {Brasier}); or Ar. vars plant for dyeing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caesalpinia crista — Brazil wood Bra*zil wood , Brazilwood Bra*zil wood (br[.a]*z[i^]l w[oo^]d ). [OE. brasil, LL. brasile (cf. Pg. & Sp. brasil, Pr. bresil, Pr. bresil); perh. from Sp. or Pg. brasa a live coal (cf. {Braze}, {Brasier}); or Ar. vars plant for dyeing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caesalpinia echinata — Brazil wood Bra*zil wood , Brazilwood Bra*zil wood (br[.a]*z[i^]l w[oo^]d ). [OE. brasil, LL. brasile (cf. Pg. & Sp. brasil, Pr. bresil, Pr. bresil); perh. from Sp. or Pg. brasa a live coal (cf. {Braze}, {Brasier}); or Ar. vars plant for dyeing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caesalpinia Sapan — Brazil wood Bra*zil wood , Brazilwood Bra*zil wood (br[.a]*z[i^]l w[oo^]d ). [OE. brasil, LL. brasile (cf. Pg. & Sp. brasil, Pr. bresil, Pr. bresil); perh. from Sp. or Pg. brasa a live coal (cf. {Braze}, {Brasier}); or Ar. vars plant for dyeing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brazil wood — Bra*zil wood , Brazilwood Bra*zil wood (br[.a]*z[i^]l w[oo^]d ). [OE. brasil, LL. brasile (cf. Pg. & Sp. brasil, Pr. bresil, Pr. bresil); perh. from Sp. or Pg. brasa a live coal (cf. {Braze}, {Brasier}); or Ar. vars plant for dyeing red or yellow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Braziletto — Brazil wood Bra*zil wood , Brazilwood Bra*zil wood (br[.a]*z[i^]l w[oo^]d ). [OE. brasil, LL. brasile (cf. Pg. & Sp. brasil, Pr. bresil, Pr. bresil); perh. from Sp. or Pg. brasa a live coal (cf. {Braze}, {Brasier}); or Ar. vars plant for dyeing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brazilwood — Brazil wood Bra*zil wood , Brazilwood Bra*zil wood (br[.a]*z[i^]l w[oo^]d ). [OE. brasil, LL. brasile (cf. Pg. & Sp. brasil, Pr. bresil, Pr. bresil); perh. from Sp. or Pg. brasa a live coal (cf. {Braze}, {Brasier}); or Ar. vars plant for dyeing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brazilwood — /breuh zil wood /, n. 1. any of several tropical trees of the genus Caesalpinia, as C. echinata, having wood from which a red dye is obtained. 2. the wood of such a tree. [1550 60; BRAZIL + WOOD1] * * *       dense, compact dyewood from any of… …   Universalium

  • Brasil — A bright red dye. A source was the tree found in Ceylon and India (*Caesalpinia braziliensis); it was used in the English wool industry until the 15c. A later source was the Caesalpinia tree (Caesalpinia echinata) of South America. In later times …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • brazilwood — noun 1. heavy wood of various brazilwood trees; used for violin bows and as dyewoods • Hypernyms: ↑wood • Substance Holonyms: ↑peachwood, ↑peach wood, ↑pernambuco wood, ↑Caesalpinia echinata 2. tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood …   Useful english dictionary

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