an American shrub, Dirca palustris, having a tough bark.
- Also called moosewood.
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How to use leatherwood in a sentence
Gillespie pulled the leatherwood latch-string which lifted the catch of his door, and pushed it open.
For such a religious community leatherwood Creek used to be a very decent place to live in.
And he wouldn't stay to preach there, but told 'em they must come back with him to the Temple here in leatherwood.
Last night all leatherwood was hanging to my arms and legs down there in the Temple worshiping me.
I've liked you and Laban ever since you came to leatherwood, and you know how your Joey has all but brought my boy back to me.
British Dictionary definitions for leatherwood
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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