lignum rhodium



  This entry needs a photograph or drawing for illustration. Please try to find a suitable image on Wikimedia Commons or upload one there yourself!
Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikispecies has information on:


Wikispecies has information on:



New Latin, from Latin lignum (wood) + Ancient Greek ῥόδον (rhódon, rose) + Latin -ius (wood)


  This entry needs pronunciation information. If you are familiar with enPR or the IPA then please add some!


lignum rhodium (uncountable)

  1. The fragrant wood of several shrubs and trees, especially of species of Convolvulus scoparius and Convolvulus floridus (Convolvulaceae) from the Canary Islands, and of the West Indian Amyris balsamifera (Rutaceae).
  2. An oil yielded by such plants, used in herbal medicine.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.