brushwood

noun
brush·​wood | \ˈbrəsh-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of brushwood 

1 : wood of small branches especially when cut or broken

2 : a thicket of shrubs and small trees

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Examples of brushwood in a Sentence

cleared away the brushwood in order to build a shed

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To prove it, a model fort wall was built, with a huge pile of brushwood leaning against it. National Geographic, "Want to Build a Strong Fortress? Set It On Fire," 3 Mar. 2016 To prove it, a model fort wall was built, with a huge pile of brushwood leaning against it. National Geographic, "Want to Build a Strong Fortress? Set It On Fire," 3 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of brushwood

circa 1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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brushwood

noun
brush·​wood | \ˈbrəsh-ˌwu̇d \

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