al·​der·​wood | \ ˈȯl-dər-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce alderwood (audio) \

Definition of alderwood

: the wood of an alder a kitchen with alderwood cabinets Though traditionally “baked” on alderwood branches over an open fire, this Indian recipe has been adapted for the grill, using, naturally, alderwood chips.— Phillip Stephen Schulz, Cooking with Fire and Smoke, 1986

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First Known Use of alderwood

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alderwood

alder + wood entry 2

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“Alderwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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