- any of several trees yielding yellow wood, esp.
- ☆ a white-flowered leguminous tree (Cladrastis lutea) native to the SE U.S.
- satinwood (sense )
- the wood of any of these
See yellowwood in American Heritage Dictionary 4
a. A deciduous tree (Cladrastis lutea) of the southeast United States, having drooping clusters of white flowers and yellow wood yielding a yellow dye.
b. The wood of this tree.
- Any of various trees having yellow wood.