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Cocuswood (also sometimes spelled "coccuswood") is one of the classic woods, one of the first exports from the West Indies to Europe. It is sometimes called Jamaican ebony.
Cocuswood is a very dense tropical hardwood with excellent tone quality. It was used a lot for making flutes in England and France especially during the 19th century. It is still occasionally used for reeded wooden musical instruments such as bagpipes, clarinets and oboes; a modern cocuswood flute can be heard in a new Avie recording of Bach's flute sonatas (J.S. Bach: Flute Sonatas BWV 1030-1032, 1034 & 1035, Philippa Davies, flute; Maggie Cole, harpsichord; Alison McGillivray, 'cello; UPC: 822252210125)
The best known species to yield cocuswood is Brya ebenus, horticulturally known as the Jamaican Rain Tree.