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Definition: 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 red or yellow. This name was
given to the wood from its color; and it is said that King
Emanuel, of Portugal, gave the name Brazil to the country in
South America on account of its producing this wood.]
1. The wood of the oriental C[ae]salpinia Sapan; -- so
called before the discovery of America.
2. A very heavy wood of a reddish color, imported from Brazil
and other tropical countries, for cabinet-work, and for
dyeing. The best is the heartwood of Caesalpinia echinata
, a leguminous tree; but other trees also yield
it. An inferior sort comes from Jamaica, the timber of
Caesalpinia Braziliensis and Caesalpinia crista. This
is often distinguished as Braziletto, but the better
kind is also frequently so named. The wood is also used
for violin bows.
3. a tropical tree (Caesalpinia echinata) with a prickly
trunk; its heavy red heartwood (also called brazilwood)
yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry.
Syn: peachwood, pernambuco wood.