One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a number of trees which have yellowish timber or yield a yellow dye.
a North American tree of the pea family (Cladrastis lutea, family Leguminosae)
- ‘Cape parrots occur in the moist forests of the southern and eastern parts of South Africa and use yellow-wood trees as roosts, nesting space and as a food source.’
- ‘The Yellowwood grows in the rich moist soils of hardwood forests, especially along stream banks, limestone cliffs, and valleys.’
- ‘Yellow-wood is a rare, even endangered species of the eastern U.S., named in pioneer days from its heartwood's striking deep yellow color.’
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