- a stout shrub or small tree, Leitneria floridana, having light green deciduous leaves, woolly catkins, and a drupaceous fruit.
- any of certain trees and shrubs yielding a light and porous wood, as the balsa.
Origin of corkwood
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The first operation, that is, the first thing done with the corkwood, is the sorting.
Appended is a diagram that will give some idea of the utilization of corkwood.
Certain other Florida plants accompanied it, one of which was corkwood (Leitneria floridana).American Forest Trees</p>
Henry H. Gibson
Among the different varieties of trees are corkwood, sandal, myrtle, and pimento.Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk
John Ross Browne
The results of these tests indicate that there is no essential oil in corkwood obtainable by steam distillation.
- a small tree, Leitneria floridana, of the southeastern US, having very lightweight porous wood: family Leitneriaceae
- any other tree with light porous wood
- the wood of any of these trees
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