light·​wood | \ ˈlīt-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce lightwood (audio) , ˈlī-təd How to pronounce lightwood (audio) \

Definition of lightwood

chiefly Southern
: wood used for kindling especially : coniferous wood abounding in pitch

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Recent Examples on the Web The structure, with its 15-foot-high arched lightwood door, stands out on a narrow street of smaller houses. Diane M. Fiske,, "A former Fishtown pickle factory is now a family's art/live space," 21 May 2017

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First Known Use of lightwood

1685, in the meaning defined above

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“Lightwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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