ar·​row·​wood ˈer-ō-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce arrowwood (audio)
: any of several common viburnums (especially Viburnum dentatum) of eastern North America

Examples of arrowwood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Native viburnums, including arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum), dockmackie (Viburnum acerifolium)and downy arrowwood (Viburnum rafinesquianum), are popular pit-stop menu items. Tovah Martin, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 Featuring native plantings, the garden includes eastern redbuds, winterberry holly, hibiscus, little blue stem, arrowwood, coreopsis tickseed, cone flower and bee balm. John Benson, cleveland, 24 July 2023 Listed as an endangered species in its native Tennessee and Georgia, planting a limerock arrowwood would be an act of horticultural preservation. Leanne Potts, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arrowwood was in 1709

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“Arrowwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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