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leatherwood

[leth -er-woo d] /ˈlɛð ərˌwʊd/
noun
1.
an American shrub, Dirca palustris, having a tough bark.
Also called moosewood.
Origin of leatherwood
1735-1745
An Americanism dating back to 1735-45; leather + wood1
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  • I can swing all leatherwood by myself, but leatherwood's nothing.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells
  • That girl bothers me worse than all the other women in leatherwood put together.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells
  • I would like to walk with you in broad day past all the houses in leatherwood.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells
  • I don't say but what she's a good girl; there ain't a better in leatherwood, or anywheres.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells
  • In leatherwood (Dirca) the bast-cells are remarkably slender.

  • In California grows a tree called by three popular names: leatherwood, slippery elm, and silver oak.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The leatherwood God was by no means the only religious impostor who has flourished among us.

    Stories Of Ohio William Dean Howells
  • Gillespie pulled the leatherwood latch-string which lifted the catch of his door, and pushed it open.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells
  • For such a religious community leatherwood Creek used to be a very decent place to live in.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells
  • And he wouldn't stay to preach there, but told 'em they must come back with him to the Temple here in leatherwood.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for leatherwood

leatherwood

/ˈlɛðəˌwʊd/
noun
1.
Also called wicopy. a North American thymelaeaceous shrub, Dirca palustris, with pale yellow flowers and tough flexible branches
2.
any of various Australian shrubs of the family Cunoniaceae
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