brushwood

noun
brush·​wood | \ ˈbrəsh-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce brushwood (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web 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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The first known use of brushwood was circa 1613

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“Brushwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brushwood. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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brushwood

noun
brush·​wood | \ ˈbrəsh-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce brushwood (audio) \

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