- any resinous wood used for torches or as a substitute for candles.
- any of various trees or shrubs yielding such wood.
Origin of candlewood
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Examples from the Web for candlewood
Ellen lit a torch of candlewood and opened the door: three men entered.
"It is unnecessary," Curumilla said, coming up, loaded with candlewood.
The two men entered the grotto: the hunter struck a match, and lit a torch of candlewood.The Trail-Hunter
"Pine-knots" and "candlewood" are household necessities in regions where these trees are the prevailing species of pine.Trees Worth Knowing
Julia Ellen Rogers
Candlewood, as pine knots were called, was burned in the fireplace on long winter evenings.The Old Furniture Book
N. Hudson Moore
- 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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