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[leth -er-woo d] /ˈlɛð ərˌwʊd/
an American shrub, Dirca palustris, having a tough bark.
Also called moosewood.
Origin of leatherwood
An Americanism dating back to 1735-45; leather + wood1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The leatherwood God was by no means the only religious impostor who has flourished among us.

    Stories Of Ohio William Dean Howells
  • I can swing all leatherwood by myself, but leatherwood's nothing.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells
  • Last night all leatherwood was hanging to my arms and legs down there in the Temple worshiping me.

    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
  • That girl bothers me worse than all the other women in leatherwood put together.

    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
  • 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
  • For such a religious community leatherwood Creek used to be a very decent place to live in.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells
  • I've liked you and Laban ever since you came to leatherwood, and you know how your Joey has all but brought my boy back to me.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for leatherwood


Also called wicopy. a North American thymelaeaceous shrub, Dirca palustris, with pale yellow flowers and tough flexible branches
any of various Australian shrubs of the family Cunoniaceae
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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