leatherwood

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noun leath·er·wood \ˈle-thər-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of leatherwood

  1. 1 :  a small eastern North American tree (Dirca palustris) of the mezereon family with pliant stems and yellow flowers

  2. 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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