[bog-woo d, bawg-]


Origin of bogwood

First recorded in 1820–30; bog1 + wood1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bogwood

Historical Examples of bogwood

  • Owen followed him within the hut, and stooping down to the fire, lighted a piece of bogwood to enable him to see.

    St. Patrick's Eve

    Charles James Lever

  • Some one struck a light and illuminated a branch of bogwood which he held above his head as a torch.

    The Northern Iron

    George A. Birmingham

  • A splinter of bogwood was soon kindled, and by its light I saw that we had been conducted by two girls.

British Dictionary definitions for bogwood



another name for bog oak
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