a hard, reddish wood obtained from several tropical American trees (genera Caesalpinia and Haematoxylon) of the caesalpinia family: it yields a red or blue dye and is also used in making cabinets and violin bows
Origin of brazilwoodsee brazil
The reddish wood of certain tropical trees or shrubs in the pea family, especially the Brazilian tree Caesalpinia echinata, used for violin bows and as a source of a red or purplish dye.
Origin of brazilwoodObsolete brazil brazilwood ( from Middle English brasile an Asian variety of brazilwood ) ( ultimately, partly via Medieval Latin brasilium ) ( from Old Spanish brasil ) ( from brasa hot coals (in reference to its color) ) ( of Germanic origin ; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.) wood 1