/bas"wood'/, n.
1. any tree of the genus Tilia, esp. T. americana, the American linden, having drooping branches and large, toothed, ovate leaves.
2. the wood of a linden.
[1660-70, Amer.; BASS3 + WOOD1]

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Any of certain species of linden common to North America.

The name refers especially to Tilia americana, found in a vast area of eastern North America but centred in the Great Lakes region, and to T. caroliniana and T. georgiana, found in the southeastern U.S.

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      any of certain species of linden common to North America, especially Tilia americana, of the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae), which is found in a vast area of eastern North America but centred in the Great Lakes region; and T. caroliniana and T. georgiana, which are found in the southeastern United States.

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