Definition of yellowwood in English:


Pronunciation /ˈyelōˌwo͝od/ /ˈjɛloʊˌwʊd/


  • 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)a podocarp

    ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Yellowwood grows in the rich moist soils of hardwood forests, especially along stream banks, limestone cliffs, and valleys.’