- Caesalpinia echinata
- pernambuco wood
Other Word Forms of Brazilwood
Origin of Brazilwood
Obsolete 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 bhreu- in Indo-European roots) wood
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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