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arrowwood

[ ar-oh-wood ]
/ ˈær oʊˌwʊd /
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noun

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
/ (ˈærəʊˌwʊd) /

noun

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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