A brief history of Brazilwood: The tree that named Brazil

Brazilwood - A brief history of Pau Brasil which is how Brazil got its name

Anyone who has read an even brief history of Brazil has heard of Brazilwood, known as Pau Brasil in Portuguese, which is how Brazil got its name. The wood is reddish-orange in color and was highly sought after in Europe after its discovery, particularly for the dye extracted from it for use in high-end fabrics.