driftwood

[ drift-woo d ]
/ ˈdrɪftˌwʊd /

noun

wood floating on a body of water or cast ashore by it.
such wood adapted for use in interior decoration.

adjective

of, relating to, or made of driftwood: a driftwood lamp.

Nearby words

  1. drifter,
  2. driftfish,
  3. drifting cloud, the,
  4. driftless area,
  5. driftpin,
  6. drifty,
  7. drill,
  8. drill bit,
  9. drill chuck,
  10. drill corps

Origin of driftwood

First recorded in 1605–15; drift + wood1

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British Dictionary definitions for driftwood

driftwood

/ (ˈdrɪftˌwʊd) /

noun

wood floating on or washed ashore by the sea or other body of water
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Word Origin and History for driftwood

driftwood

n.

1630s, from drift (v.) + wood (n.).

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