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arrowwood

[ar-oh-woo d]
noun
  1. any of several shrubs or small trees, especially of the genus Viburnum, having tough, straight shoots formerly used for arrows.
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Origin of arrowwood

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10; so called from its use in making arrows
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British Dictionary definitions for arrowwood

arrowwood

noun
  1. any of various trees or shrubs, esp certain viburnums, having long straight tough stems formerly used by North American Indians to make arrows
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