Main definitions of canary wood in English

: Canary wood1canary wood2

Canary wood1

noun

  • The yellow-brown, mahogany-like wood of either of two trees of the family Lauraceae, Apollonias barbujana and Phoebe indica, primarily used in carpentry and cabinetmaking.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Tredgold (1788–1829), engineer. From the name of the Canary Islands + wood.

Pronunciation

Canary wood

/kəˈnɛːri wʊd/

Main definitions of canary wood in English

: Canary wood1canary wood2

canary wood2

noun

  • The yellow or orange-coloured wood of any of various trees, especially Liriodendron tulipifera (family Magnoliaceae) and Morinda citrifolia (family Rubiaceae), primarily used in carpentry and cabinetmaking; a tree producing such wood.

Origin

Early 19th century. From canary + wood, originally after French canari, probably so called with reference to the colour of the wood.

Pronunciation

canary wood

/kəˈnɛːri wʊd/