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  1. brazilwood, peachwood, peach-wood, pernambuco wood, Caesalpinia echinata(noun)

    tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry

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  1. Caesalpinia echinata

    Caesalpinia echinata is a species of Brazilian timber tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. Common names include Brazilwood, Pau-Brasil, Pau de Pernambuco, Pernambuco tree, Nicaragua wood and Ibirapitanga. This plant has a dense, orange-red heartwood that takes a high shine, and it is the premier wood used for making bows for stringed instruments. The wood also yields a red dye called brazilin, which oxidizes to brazilein.

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