Basswood definition

băswo͝od
The soft, light-colored wood of any species of linden. It is used in making crates and boxes, in carving, and in millwork.
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Any of a genus (Tilia) of trees of the linden family, with light, soft, durable wood; linden.
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Its wood.
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(US) Any of several trees of the genus Tilia; the lindens, especially Tilia americana, the American basswood.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
basswood
Plural:
basswoods

Origin of basswood

  • bass linden bark (alteration of bast) wood

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • bass +‎ wood

    From Wiktionary