meaning of basswood

basswood meaning in General Dictionary

The bass Tilia or its wood specially Tilia Americana See Bass the lime tree

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  • smooth light-colored timber of every of varied linden woods; utilized in making crates and boxes plus in carving and millwork
  • any of various deciduous trees for the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish usually fragrant blossoms; a few yield important timber
  • The bass (Tilia) or its timber; specifically, T. Americana. See Bass, the lime tree.

Sentence Examples with the word basswood

Along the southern boundary was a part of the great hardwood forest of the Ohio Basin with woods varying with soil and drainage: on the drier gravel lands were oak forests consisting of red, black and white oak, hickory, ash, cherry, basswood and walnut; in depressions there were maple, elm, ash, beech, sycamore, poplar and willow; and in the sontheast there were a few chestnuts and tulip trees.

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