BRAZILETTO is quite unlike the Brazil wood; its colour is ruddy orange, sometimes with streaks; it is imported from Jamaica in sawn logs from
2 to 6 ft long and 2 to 8 in. diam. with the bark, (which is of the ordinary thickness,) left on them; and also from New Providence, in small cleaned sticks. Braziletto is thought to be an inferior species of Brazil wood; it is principally used for dyeing, also for turnery and violin bows.
It is considered to be botanically allied to the above, and to called Caesalpina brazili-ensie, a native of the Wert Indies, but also found in Brazil.
BULLET-WOOD, from the Virgin Islea, West Indies, is the produce of a large tree, with a white sap; the wood is greenish-hazel, close and hard. It is used in the country for building purposes, and resembles the Greenheart
A specimen (at Lloyd'a Registry, 4a) of the Booley or Bully-tree, from the Quarawtive River, South America, appeared an excellent hard wood, very dense, and of a plain deep purple red.
The name of Bullet-wood to perhaps taken from the Bois de balls or Bullet-wood of the French, Guarea trichilioides, which in Jamaica to called musk or alligator-wood. Bullet to perhaps a change from Bully-wood, which to that of the bully tree, called also Naseberry bullet-tree, or Achras Sapeta of botanists, described as one of the best timber-trees. The bolly-tree of Guiana to also an Achias. The bastard bully. trees of Jamaica are species of Bumelia.
BULLET-WOOD, another species so called, is supposed to come from Berbice; its colour is hazel-brown, of an even tint without veins; it is a very close, hard and good wood, well adapted to general and to excentric turning, but is not common.
The latter agrees pretty closely with a wood described by Dr. Bancroft as Bow-wood, or Watctba, of Guiana,
Different specimens marked Naseberry bullet-wood, and one of an iron-wood, ware exceedingly near to the above, if not identical with it and the Bull Hoof and Bread Nut Heart, all from Jamaica, approached more distantly. - (United Service and Admiralty Collections.)
BUTTON-WOOD TREE. -See Plane-tree.
CABBAGE-WOOD. See Partridge-wood.
CALAMANDER Diospyros hirsuta. See Coromandel.
CALEMBERRI. See Coromandel.
Calembeg. or Calambac, sometimes called Aloes-wood, is the Agallochum of the ancients, and the Agila or Eagle-wood of the moderns. It is produced in Siam and Silhet by Aquilaria Agallocha. V. Royle, Illustr. p. 171.
CAMPEACHY LOGWOOD. See Logwood.
CAMPHOR-WOOD, is imported from China, the East Indies and Brazils, in logs, and planks of large size; it is a coarse and soft wood, of a dirty greyish yellow colour, sometimes with broad iron-grey streaks, and is frequently spongy, and difficult to work. It is principally used in England for cabinet-work and turnery, on account of its scent.
The Camphor-tree of Sumatra is Dryobalanops Camphora, of which the wood is hard, compact and brownish-coloured; there is a genuine specimen in the museum of King's College, London. The fragrant light-coloured soft wood of which the trunks and boxes from China are made, is supposed to be that of the Camphor-tree of Japan, Laurus Camphora, now Camphora officinalis. One or more of the tribe of Laurels yield the Sirwabali wood of Guiana, which is light, fragrant, and much used in the building of boats.