- 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.
Origin of corkwood
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The first operation, that is, the first thing done with the corkwood, is the sorting.
Appended is a diagram that will give some idea of the utilization of corkwood.
Certain other Florida plants accompanied it, one of which was corkwood (Leitneria floridana).American Forest Trees
Henry H. Gibson
Among the different varieties of trees are corkwood, sandal, myrtle, and pimento.Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk
John Ross Browne
The results of these tests indicate that there is no essential oil in corkwood obtainable by steam distillation.
- 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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