firewood

[fahyuh r-woo d]

noun

wood suitable for fuel.

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  7. fireworks,
  8. fireworm,
  9. firie,
  10. firing

Origin of firewood

First recorded in 1350–1400, firewood is from the Middle English word ferwode. See fire, wood1

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Word Origin and History for firewood

firewood

n.

late 14c., from fire (n.) + wood (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper