gopherwood

[ goh-fer-wood ]

Origin of gopherwood

1
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; gopher1 + wood1

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Other definitions for gopher wood (2 of 2)

gopher wood
[ goh-fer wood ]

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

Origin of gopher wood

2
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
  1. US another name for yellowwood (def. 1)

British Dictionary definitions for gopher wood (2 of 2)

gopher wood

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

Origin of gopher wood

2
from Hebrew gōpher

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