limewood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lime +‎ wood

Noun[edit]

limewood ‎(usually uncountable, plural limewoods)

  1. The wood of the lime (linden) tree.
    • 2008 June 13, Carol Vogel, “Darkness Was Muse for a Master of Light”, in New York Times[1]:
      But he would not publicly confirm his purchase of “Hercules and Achelous,” or another rarity that experts say he bought this year: a limewood figure of St. Catherine by the German Medieval sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider that went for $6.3 million at Sotheby’s in January.