Pronunciation: (grēn'härt"), [key]
1. a South American tree, Ocotea (or Nectandra) rodiei, of the laurel family, yielding a hard, durable wood often used for wharves and bridges and in shipbuilding.
2. any of certain other timber trees of tropical America.
3. their valuable greenish wood.
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