Definitions

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  • n. A small evergreen tree, Pittosporum eugenoides, from New Zealand, whose leaves smell of lemon when crushed

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. hard tough elastic wood of the lemonwood tree; used for making bows and fishing rods.
  • n. A South African evergreen having hard tough wood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See lemon wood, under wood.
  • n. In New Zealand, the hedge-laurel or tarata, Pittosporum eugenioides. Also called mapau and New Zealand oak. See mapau and tarata.

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

  • n. South African evergreen having hard tough wood
  • n. hard tough elastic wood of the lemonwood tree; used for making bows and fishing rods
  • n. South African evergreen having hard tough wood

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Examples

  • Amanda just happened to have some such stones in her centaur-carved lemonwood herb cabinet (all dried plant material in the cabinet had been confiscated by the Sacramento police), so she let Nearly Normal to a grassy spot by the river where he lay with the stones on his forehead and midsection.

    Another Roadside Attraction

  • Furniture of ivory, of ebony and lemonwood, preciously inlaid, gave to the place an air of cunning confusion.

    Tales of Chinatown

  • On the step of the oven, we mixed the contents of the tanjia with a long-handled lemonwood spoon and then secured some aluminium foil over the top.

    iToot Stream

  • LĂ©onie its rays, sinking until they touched and lay along her window-sill, would there be caught and held by the large inner curtains and the bands which tied them back to the wall, and split and scattered and filtered; and then, at last, would fall upon and inlay with tiny flakes of gold the lemonwood of her chest-of-drawers, illuminating the room in their passage with the same delicate, slanting, shadowed beams that fall among the boles of forest trees.

    Swann's Way

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