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17:45 Aug 27, 2008
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO] Tech/Engineering - Forestry / Wood / Timber
Explanation: Feels a bit like a back-translation...
Rosewood is indeed a wood favoured for carving.
Indian and South American are the main two sources. A beautiful timber when carved and produces a lovely finish. A hard wood, and tends to be a little brittle for fine detailed work. Most expensive. " http://www.ldb.co.uk/woodcv/wcwoods.htm
However, I can't establish rosewood as a specific wood (this would justify the rather vague Spanish term though!): Wiki makes this ambiguity clear! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosewood
Noni Gilbert Spain Local time: 22:58 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 22