Definitions for yellowwoodˈyɛl oʊˌwʊd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a tree, Cladrastis lutea, of the legume family, of the southeastern U.S., having clusters of fragrant white flowers and wood that yields a yellow dye.
any of several other trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow dye.
the wood of any of these trees.
Origin of yellowwood:
the yellow wood of any of various yellowwood trees
yellowwood, yellowwood tree(noun)
any of various trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow extract
Any of the tree genus Cladrastis.
Flindersia xanthoxyla, a tall rainforest tree of Australia.
The osage orange tree.
Any of the conifer genus Podocarpus.
Sarcomelicope simplicifolia, a small rainforest tree of Australia.
the wood of any one of several different kinds of trees; also, any one of the trees themselves. Among the trees so called are the Cladrastis tinctoria, an American leguminous tree; the several species of prickly ash (Xanthoxylum); the Australian Flindersia Oxleyana, a tree related to the mahogany; certain South African species of Podocarpus, trees related to the yew; the East Indian Podocarpus latifolia; and the true satinwood (Chloroxylon Swietenia). All these Old World trees furnish valuable timber