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,, 21 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lightwood was in 1705

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“Lightwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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