Trees of the Caesalpinia genus, such as Brazilwood and divi-divi, that are native to tropical America and southeast Asia. Wood from the Caesalpinia trees is a deep red color. It is used for fine furniture and musical instruments. Red dyes are also extracted from the wood.
Synonyms and Related Terms
bois du Brésil (Fr.); bois de Pernambouc (Fr.); pernambouc (Fr.); poinciana; Brazilwood; divi-divi
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976