a Brazilian tree, Dalbergia nigra, of the legume family.
the hard, red, black-streaked wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
a light-rose spinel used as a gem: not a true ruby. a rose or pink topaz used as a gem: not a true ruby.
a blue variety of tourmaline used as a gem: not a true sapphire.
the process of removing all or almost all pubic and other hair in the pelvic area by applying hot wax. noun Word Origin
a mineral, sodium aluminum phosphate, Na 2 Al 6 P 4 O 16 (OH) 8 , occurring in yellow-green crystals with a vitreous luster: used as a gem.