brushwood

[ bruhsh-woo d ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. brushland,
  2. brushless,
  3. brushmark,
  4. brushpopper,
  5. brushup,
  6. brushwork,
  7. brushy,
  8. brusque,
  9. brusquerie,
  10. brussels

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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