whitewood

noun
white·​wood | \ ˈ(h)wīt-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce whitewood (audio) \

Definition of whitewood

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

First Known Use of whitewood

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Whitewood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitewood. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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