lightwood

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noun light·wood \ˈlīt-ˌwu̇d, ˈlī-təd\

Definition of lightwood

chiefly Southern

  1. :  wood used for kindling; especially :  coniferous wood abounding in pitch

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First Known Use of lightwood

1685


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