noun al·der·wood \ˈȯl-dər-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of alderwood

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of alderwood

alder + 2wood

First Known Use: 1859

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a brief usually trivial fact

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