candlewood

[ kan-dl-wood ]
/ ˈkæn dlˌwʊd /

noun

any resinous wood used for torches or as a substitute for candles.
any of various trees or shrubs yielding such wood.

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Origin of candlewood

1625–35, Americanism;candle + wood1; so called because it burns brightly
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British Dictionary definitions for candlewood

candlewood
/ (ˈkændəlˌwʊd) /

noun

the resinous wood of any of several trees, used for torches and candle substitutes
any tree or shrub, such as ocotillo, that produces this wood
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