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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bar·wood n. A red wood of a leguminous tree (Baphia nitida), from Angola and the Gabon in Africa.  It is used as a dyewood, and also for ramrods, violin bows and turner's work.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Baphia nitida
      n : small shrubby African tree with hard wood used as a dyewood
          yielding a red dye [syn: camwood, African sandalwood]