from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See linden.
  • n. The soft, light-colored wood of any species of linden. It is used in making crates and boxes, in carving, and in millwork.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several trees of the genus Tilia; the lindens, especially Tilia americana, the American basswood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The bass (Tilia) or its wood; especially, Tilia Americana. See bass, the lime tree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common name of the American linden or lime-tree, Tilia Americana. The white bass-wood is T. heterophylla. Also called bass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
  • n. any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber


bass, linden bark (alteration of bast) + wood1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
bass +‎ wood (Wiktionary)



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