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arrowwood

[ar-oh-woo d] /ˈær oʊˌwʊd/
noun
1.
any of several shrubs or small trees, especially of the genus Viburnum, having tough, straight shoots formerly used for arrows.
Origin of arrowwood
1700-1710
An Americanism dating back to 1700-10; so called from its use in making arrows
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arrowwood

/ˈærəʊˌwʊd/
noun
1.
any of various trees or shrubs, esp certain viburnums, having long straight tough stems formerly used by North American Indians to make arrows
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