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[puhlp-woo d] /ˈpʌlpˌwʊd/
spruce or other soft wood suitable for making paper.
Origin of pulpwood
First recorded in 1885-90; pulp + wood1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The lower grades go as common lumber and small trees are cut for pulpwood.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • As a pulpwood, white spruce is in demand wherever it is available.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • pulpwood logs, gathered from the shore where they were stranded, roared and crackled in the great stove.

    The Crystal Ball Roy J. Snell
  • About three per cent of all the pulpwood cut in the United States in 1910 was from this species.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • It is light, weak and not durable, and is used for pulpwood, fruit-crates and berry boxes.

    Forest Trees of Illinois Fuller George D.
  • There is another class consisting of low-grade work, such as common lumber, pulpwood, and the like.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Now we're looking about for somebody to supply us spruce cut to the proper length for pulpwood.

    Scattergood Baines Clarence Budington Kelland
  • This wood is frequently listed as a pulpwood, and it is quite generally believed that its use for that purpose is important.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The pulpwood mounds down in the flats make a nice fire, but they smoke and leave black ashes, easy to see from the sky.

    The Martian Cabal Roman Frederick Starzl
  • This is apparently an error, as the wood is not even mentioned in statistics of pulpwood output in this country.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
British Dictionary definitions for pulpwood


pine, spruce, or any other soft wood used to make paper
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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