torch·​wood | \ ˈtȯrch-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce torchwood (audio) \

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Frankincense and myrrh are both resins extracted from trees in the Burseraceae family, also known as the torchwood or incense family. Eleanor Cummins, Popular Science, 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of torchwood

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Torchwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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