Definition of Peachwood

1. Noun. Tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry.

Exact synonyms: Brazilwood, Caesalpinia Echinata, Peach-wood, Pernambuco Wood
Group relationships: Caesalpinia, Genus Caesalpinia
Terms within: Brazilwood
Generic synonyms: Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peachwood

peaches
peaches-and-cream
peaches and cream
peachfuzz
peachick
peachicks
peachier
peachiest
peachily
peachiness
peaching
peachleaf willow
peachless
peachlike
peachtrees
peachwood (current term)
peachy
peachy keen
peacified
peacifies
peacify
peacifying
peacing
peacoat
peacoats
peacock
peacock-blue
peacock-throne
peacock blue

Literary usage of Peachwood

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1. The Dyer's Instructor: Comprising Practical Instructions in the Art of by David Smith (1860)
"peachwood RED. Scald 5 Ibs. of Sumac, and steep the cotton in it all night. In a tub of cold water, add about 1 quart of Spirits; give 10 turns in this, ..."

2. The Manual of Colours and Dye Wares: Their Properties, Applications by John William Slater (1870)
"A variety of soft rod wood, generally considered superior to the ordinary peachwood, though less rich in colouring matter than the ..."

3. The dyer's instructer by David Smith (1876)
"52, using peachwood instead of ... or a little Nitrate of Iron, which is preferable ; then wash and enter a tub with 6 Ibs. of peachwood, give 10 turns, ..."

4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"The dark shades of green, such as olive, are brought out by a bath of fustic, logwood, madder, and peachwood, and afterwards of copperas. 29. Drab. ..."

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