brushwood

[ bruhsh-wood ]
/ ˈbrʌʃˌwʊd /

noun

the wood of branches that have been cut or broken off.
a pile or covering of such branches.
a growth or thicket of densely growing small trees and shrubs.

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Origin of brushwood

First recorded in 1630–40; brush2 + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for brushwood

brushwood
/ (ˈbrʌʃˌwʊd) /

noun

cut or broken-off tree branches, twigs, etc
another word for brush 2 (def. 1)
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