Burmese rosewood

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An illustration of the Burmese rosewood (Pterocarpus indicus) c. 1800

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Burmese rosewood (usually uncountable, plural Burmese rosewoods)

  1. Dalbergia oliveri, a southeast Asian tree and its wood, valuable for its red lumber used in ornamental work including woodturning and furniture. The sapwood is yellowish-white with dark brown heartwood. The heartwood is very hard and heavy.
  2. Dalbergia bariensis
  3. Pterocarpus indicus
  4. (uncountable) The wood of such trees.

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