A dense, black ebony-like wood obtained from the Brya ebenus trees native to Central America and the Caribbean islands. Cocuswood is a slow-growing tree that has brittle, black heartwood with a fine uniform texture. It is used for inlays, brush backs, parquet, and musical instruments.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Cocus wood; cocoswood; Jamaica ebony; West Indian ebony; green ebony; Brya ebenus
- F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965