fatwood

[ fat-woo d ]
/ ˈfætˌwʊd /

noun South Atlantic States.

kindling; lightwood.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. fatuitous,
  2. fatuity,
  3. fatuous,
  4. fatuously,
  5. fatwa,
  6. faubourg,
  7. faucal,
  8. faucaria,
  9. fauces,
  10. faucet

Origin of fatwood

First recorded in 1905–10; fat + wood1

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Examples from the Web for fatwood

  • Somebody, discovering Daddy Neptune's woodpile, had kindled a fatwood torch.

    The Purple Heights|Marie Conway Oemler
  • He threw another chunk of fatwood on the fire, and watched the smoky flame go dancing up the chimney.

    The Purple Heights|Marie Conway Oemler