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driftwood

[drift-woo d]
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noun
  1. wood floating on a body of water or cast ashore by it.
  2. such wood adapted for use in interior decoration.
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or made of driftwood: a driftwood lamp.

Origin of driftwood

First recorded in 1605–15; drift + wood1
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driftwood

noun
  1. wood floating on or washed ashore by the sea or other body of water
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Word Origin and History for driftwood

n.

1630s, from drift (v.) + wood (n.).

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