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[fahyuh r-woo d] /ˈfaɪərˌwʊd/
wood suitable for fuel.
Origin of firewood
First recorded in 1350-1400, firewood is from the Middle English word ferwode. See fire, wood1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The early habitant was laying in his day's supply of firewood.

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • Children were gathering roots and thorn branches for firewood.

  • I 've seen him harness the donkey, and go off for a load of firewood.

    That Boy Of Norcott's Charles James Lever
  • Their families ate the birds, and the hencoop was split into firewood with a hatchet.

    Amy Foster Joseph Conrad
  • This place was used for the storage of firewood, but just now was almost empty.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
Word Origin and History for firewood

late 14c., from fire (n.) + wood (n.).

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