candlewood

[kan-dl-woo d]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. candlepower,
  2. candlesnuffer,
  3. candlestand,
  4. candlestick,
  5. candlewick,
  6. candolle,
  7. candomblé,
  8. candor,
  9. candour,
  10. candy

Origin of candlewood

1625–35, Americanism; candle + wood1; so called because it burns brightly

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British Dictionary definitions for candlewood

candlewood

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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