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The light-colored wood of any of several tropical American trees, especially the Cuban "Calycophyllum candidissimum" of the madder family ("Rubiaceae")
- ‘From here you can either continue upwards to a boudoir, rising half a storey and lined with yellow lemonwood, or to the dining room above the high drawing room.’
- ‘Blocks are available in boxwood and lemonwood.’
- ‘Brightly inlaid on thuya root burl are cross-hatched squares of lemonwood with ebony highlight, whose colors are then reversed on the second box.’
- ‘This beautiful lemonwood stave was sent to me by Butch Wegorst.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.