Any of certain trees of the genus Dahlbergia in the pea family, especially D. retusa of Central America and Mexico.
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.
An old South American coin.
Origin of cocobolo
- Spanish from Arawak kakabali
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition