brazilwood (uncountable)

  1. A Brazilian timber tree, Caesalpinia echinata, used primarily to make bows for string instruments.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of such tree.
    • 2002, Victoria Finlay, Colour, Sceptre 2003, p. 198:
      He would take with him red brasilwood from the East Indies – a dye-wood that was so valued that when a few years later the Portuguese found it in the New World, they would name a country after it.
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