Degame

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Description

A Cuban hardwood tree, Calycophyllum candidissimum, with hard, smooth, yellow-color wood. It is used for structures, millwork, carving, fishing rods, and archery bows.

Synonyms and Related Terms

lemonwood; lancewood; degami; Calycophyllum candidissimum

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 436
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)