alderwood

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

alder + wood entry 2

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alderwood was in 1859

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“Alderwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alderwood. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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