leatherwood

noun leath·er·wood \ ˈle-t͟hər-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of leatherwood

1 : a small eastern North American tree (Dirca palustris) of the mezereon family with pliant stems and yellow flowers
2 : a small tree or shrub (Cyrilla racemiflora of the family Cyrillaceae) of the southeastern U.S.

First Known Use of leatherwood

1737


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