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leatherwood

[ leth-er-wood ]
/ ˈlɛð ərˌwʊd /
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noun

an American shrub, Dirca palustris, having a tough bark.

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Origin of leatherwood

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45; leather + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for leatherwood

leatherwood
/ (ˈlɛðəˌwʊd) /

noun

Also called: wicopy a North American thymelaeaceous shrub, Dirca palustris, with pale yellow flowers and tough flexible branches
any of various Australian shrubs of the family Cunoniaceae
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