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rosewood (n.)

1650s, "close-grained wood of various Brazilian trees," from rose (n.1) + wood (n.). The name is due to the scent of some species when freshly cut. Later applied to similar woods from other sources.

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Definitions of rosewood

rosewood (n.)
hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain; used in cabinetwork;
rosewood (n.)
any of those hardwood trees of the genus Dalbergia that yield rosewood--valuable cabinet woods of a dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black;
Synonyms: rosewood tree
From wordnet.princeton.edu