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1. basswood

noun. soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork.

Synonyms

  • linden
  • lime tree
  • lime
  • wood

Etymology

  • bass (English)
  • basso (Italian)
  • wood (English)
  • wudu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. basswood

noun. 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.

Synonyms

  • small-leaved linden
  • silver linden
  • Tilia americana
  • Tilia japonica
  • Tilia cordata
  • silver lime
  • Japanese linden
  • white basswood
  • American lime
  • tree
  • American basswood
  • lime
  • Japanese lime
  • linden tree
  • Tilia tomentosa
  • genus Tilia
  • small-leaved lime
  • linden
  • Tilia
  • lime tree
  • Tilia heterophylla

Antonyms

  • fauna

Etymology

  • bass (English)
  • basso (Italian)
  • wood (English)
  • wudu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Sentences with basswood


1. Noun, singular or mass
The wood from which a curtain stretcher was constructed would be light in order for it to be transported easily and would usually be made from basswood.

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