Hardwood vs Cocobolo - What's the difference?

hardwood | cocobolo |

As nouns the difference between hardwood and cocobolo

is that hardwood is the wood from any dicotyledonous tree, without regard to its hardness while cocobolo is an oily tropical hardwood from central america.


Alternative forms

* hard wood


  • The wood from any dicotyledonous tree, without regard to its hardness.
  • (label) (in more general use) As the preceding but limited to those that are commercial timbers, and are at least average in hardness.
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  • The tree or tree species that yields the preceding.
  • (label) A joint term for the commercial timbers, without distinguishing which.
  • The sport of basketball, in particular the basketball court.
  • See also

    * softwood




    (wikipedia cocobolo)
  • An oily tropical hardwood from Central America.
  • An old South American coin.