Definitions for yellowwoodˈyɛl oʊˌwʊd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yel•low•woodˈyɛl oʊˌwʊd(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Plants

  2. any of several other trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow dye.

    Category: Plants

  3. the wood of any of these trees.

    Category: Plants

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yellowwood(noun)

    the yellow wood of any of various yellowwood trees

  2. yellowwood, yellowwood tree(noun)

    any of various trees having yellowish wood or yielding a yellow extract


  1. yellowwood(Noun)

    Any of the tree genus Cladrastis.

  2. yellowwood(Noun)

    Flindersia xanthoxyla, a tall rainforest tree of Australia.

  3. yellowwood(Noun)

    The osage orange tree.

  4. yellowwood(Noun)

    Any of the conifer genus Podocarpus.

  5. yellowwood(Noun)

    Sarcomelicope simplicifolia, a small rainforest tree of Australia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yellowwood(noun)

    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


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