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A tropical American tree with hard reddish timber that is used to make cutlery handles.
- ‘A call to a friend brought forth a pair of his checkered grips of cocobolo, which really sets off the rifle to perfection.’
- ‘The hardwoods he mentions - box and cocoa - are probably short for boxwood and cocobolo.’
Mid 19th century: via Spanish from Arawak kakabali.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.