Definition of cocobolo in English:

cocobolo

noun

  • A tropical American tree with hard, reddish timber that is used chiefly to make cutlery handles.

    • ‘The hardwoods he mentions - box and cocoa - are probably short for boxwood and cocobolo.’
    • ‘A call to a friend brought forth a pair of his checkered grips of cocobolo, which really sets off the rifle to perfection.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: via Spanish from Arawak kakabali.

Pronunciation

cocobolo

/ˌkōkōˈbōlō/