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gopherwood

[ goh-fer-wood ]
/ ˈgoʊ fərˌwʊd /
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noun

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Origin of gopherwood

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; gopher1 + wood1

Definition for gopherwood (2 of 2)

gopher wood
[ goh-fer wood ]
/ ˈgoʊ fər ˌwʊd /

noun

an unidentified wood used in building Noah's ark. Genesis 6:14.

Origin of gopher wood

First recorded in 1605–15; from Hebrew gōpher, of uncertain meaning
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British Dictionary definitions for gopherwood (1 of 2)

gopherwood
/ (ˈɡəʊfəˌwʊd) /

noun

US another name for yellowwood (def. 1)

British Dictionary definitions for gopherwood (2 of 2)

gopher wood

noun

the wood used in the construction of Noah's ark, thought to be a type of cypress (Genesis 6:14)

Word Origin for gopher wood

from Hebrew gōpher
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