torchwood

noun
torch·wood | \ˈtȯrch-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of torchwood 

1 : any of a genus (Amyris) of tropical American trees and shrubs of the rue family with hard heavy fragrant resinous streaky yellowish-brown wood

2 : the wood of a torchwood

First Known Use of torchwood

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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