corkwood

[ kawrk-wood ]
/ ˈkɔrkˌwʊd /

noun

a stout shrub or small tree, Leitneria floridana, having light green deciduous leaves, woolly catkins, and a drupaceous fruit.
any of certain trees and shrubs yielding a light and porous wood, as the balsa.

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Origin of corkwood

First recorded in 1750–60; cork + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for corkwood

corkwood
/ (ˈkɔːkˌwʊd) /

noun

a small tree, Leitneria floridana, of the southeastern US, having very lightweight porous wood: family Leitneriaceae
any other tree with light porous wood
the wood of any of these trees
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