candlewood

noun
can·​dle·​wood | \-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of candlewood 

1 : any of several trees or shrubs (such as ocotillo) chiefly of resinous character

2 : slivers of resinous wood burned for light

First Known Use of candlewood

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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