1. any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
  2. soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
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  • Buckwheat in some places is the main source; in others, basswood, which is of brief duration. Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained
  • Except for a few looming hemlocks, the forest is mostly hardwoods, and the light streams through the thinning tops of the taller oaks and basswoods.
  • Walnut trees can also grow in small groups or as scattered specimens mixed with American elm, hackberry, boxelder, sugar maple, green and white ash, basswood, red oak, and hickory.
  • However, some researchers have suggested ultimate dominance by maple or maple and basswood, and the successional trend from hardwood to hemlock is not apparent in all plots in this study.
  • Where growth rings are fluted slightly, as in butternut, basswood, and sometimes black walnut, an irregular but interesting figure results.
  • Oil, rayon thread, and basswood on wood. 36 x 36 x 12 in. Yasmine Mohseni: Beyond the White Cube: Wrapping Thread With Brian Wills
  • Then he cuts the ships out and mounts them on a piece of cut wood he uses specialty bases made out of hardboard, but basswood is possible, too. Galley Warfare: A Roman Seas game at Fall In 2009 « Third Point of Singularity
  • I stumbled on foundations of long-gone buildings, up the hill, under the gloom of oak and basswood trees, buried in honeysuckle, blackberry wild geranium. Alice d’alessio | three poems « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground
  • In contrast, a bee-pollinated basswood can flower a month or more after the leaf buds have opened, when bee populations peak in late summer.
  • The park is known for its magnificent hardwood forest of sugar maple, American elm, basswood, and aspen.
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