The bark and blossom of a basswood, or linden tree.
- any of a genus (Tilia) of trees of the linden family, with light, soft, durable wood; linden
- its wood
- See linden.
- The soft, light-colored wood of any species of linden. It is used in making crates and boxes, in carving, and in millwork.
Origin of basswoodbass, linden bark (alteration of bast) + wood1.
- (US) Any of several trees of the genus Tilia; the lindens, especially Tilia americana, the American basswood.