from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of certain trees of the genus Dahlbergia in the pea family, especially D. retusa of Central America and Mexico.
- n. The hard durable wood of such a tree, deep orange-red with black streaking or mottling, used for small specialty items such as knife handles.
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- n. An oily tropical hardwood from Central America.
- n. An old South American coin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A very beautiful and hard wood, obtained in the West India Islands. It is used in cabinetmaking, for the handles of tools, and for various fancy articles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a valuable timber tree of tropical South America
Spanish, from Arawak kakabali.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)