Definition of yellowwood in US English:



  • Any of a number of trees which have yellowish timber or yield a yellow dye.

    a podocarp

    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.’