lightwood

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

Definition of lightwood

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

Examples of lightwood in a Sentence

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, Philly.com, 21 May 2017

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First Known Use of lightwood

1685, in the meaning defined above

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“Lightwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lightwood. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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