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whitewood

whitewood, common name for numerous unrelated trees having light-colored wood, e.g., the tulip tree (see magnolia), the linden, and the cottonwood (see willow).
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tulipwood

1. A soft, close-textured durable wood, yellowish in color; used for millwork and veneer.
2. A rose-colored, very hard wood from Brazil; esp. used for inlay work.
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whitewood

1. any of various trees with light-coloured wood, such as the tulip tree, basswood, and cottonwood
2. the wood of any of these trees
3. another name for mahoe
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