whitewood

noun

white·​wood ˈ(h)wīt-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce whitewood (audio)
1
: any of various trees with pale or white wood: such as
b
: an Australian tree (Atalaya hemiglauca) of the soapberry family
2
: the wood of a whitewood
especially : tulipwood sense 1

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Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of whitewood was in 1562

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“Whitewood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitewood. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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