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1An Australian tree of rainforest and scrub, with heavy black and yellow timber that is used mainly for cabinetmaking.
- ‘The flowers of tulipwood are greenish/yellow with five petals, and arranged in panicles emerging from the leaf axils.’
- ‘There also exists the Australian "tulipwood", the common name of Harpullia pendula, among others.’
- ‘There are other, unrelated species which are also called tulipwood.’
2[mass noun] The pale timber of the tulip tree.
- ‘All different types of woods were used to make up this complicated pattern: rosewood, walnut, mahogany, satinwood, ebony, boxwood, burr walnut, elm and tulipwoods to name a few!’
- ‘This box features eight book-matched pieces of Brazilian tulipwood, the lightest hued of the true rosewoods, in a beveled field of wenge, with holly.’
- ‘I've also made 3 tulipwoods, another cedar, and another sassafras but gave those as gifts before taking pictures.’
- ‘This is a very pale piece of tulipwood.’
- ‘Both are easily confused with rosewood, particularly as tulipwood is also known as bois de rose in France.’
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