Cocobolo Definition

kōkə-bōlō
cocobolos
noun
Any of certain trees of the genus Dahlbergia in the pea family, especially D. retusa of Central America and Mexico.
American Heritage
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.
American Heritage
An old South American coin.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
Dalbergia retusa

Other Word Forms of Cocobolo

Noun

Singular:
cocobolo
Plural:
cocobolos

Origin of Cocobolo

  • Spanish from Arawak kakabali

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

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