leatherwood

noun
leath·​er·​wood | \ ˈle-t͟hər-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce leatherwood (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Leatherwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leatherwood. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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