corkwood

noun

cork·​wood ˈkȯrk-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce corkwood (audio)
: any of several trees having light or corky wood
especially : a small or shrubby tree (Leitneria floridana) of the southeastern U.S. that has extremely light soft wood

Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corkwood was in 1756

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“Corkwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corkwood. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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