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moosewood

[moos-woo d]
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noun
  1. striped maple.
  2. leatherwood.

Origin of moosewood

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; moose + wood1
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Examples from the Web for moosewood

Historical Examples

  • These two are the mountain maple and the striped maple or moosewood.

    Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets

    Various

  • And the Moosewood shares the mystery of the Butter-and-eggs as well as its color.

    Old-Time Gardens

    Alice Morse Earle

  • Moosewood looks slender and striped as a ribbon-snake, and limbs of the hop-hornbeam have the appearance of sinews.

    In the Open

    Stanton Davis Kirkham

  • Addison, who had the axe, ran down the bank and with a few strokes cut a moosewood sapling, which we thrust out to Tom.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • I should be afraid to drive or walk alone in a wood road, when the Moosewood leaves were turning yellow in autumn.

    Old-Time Gardens

    Alice Morse Earle