can·​dle·​wood ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce candlewood (audio)
: any of several trees or shrubs (such as ocotillo) chiefly of resinous character
: slivers of resinous wood burned for light

Word History

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of candlewood was in 1634

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“Candlewood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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