Cocobolo meaning

kōkə-bōlō
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Any of certain trees of the genus Dahlbergia in the pea family, especially D. retusa of Central America and Mexico.
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The hard durable wood of such a tree, deep orange-red with black streaking or mottling, used for small specialty items such as knife handles.
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An oily tropical hardwood from Central America.
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An old South American coin.
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Origin of cocobolo

  • Spanish from Arawak kakabali

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