leath·​er·​wood ˈle-t͟hər-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce leatherwood (audio)
: a small eastern North American tree (Dirca palustris) of the mezereon family with pliant stems and yellow flowers
: a small tree or shrub (Cyrilla racemiflora of the family Cyrillaceae) of the southeastern U.S.

Word History

First Known Use

1737, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of leatherwood was in 1737

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“Leatherwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leatherwood. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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