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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

Cocuswood (Brya ebenus)
Density 75 ppcf

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965

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