leatherwood

[ leth-er-woo d ]
/ ˈlɛð ərˌwʊd /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. leatherleaf,
  2. leathern,
  3. leatherneck,
  4. leatheroid,
  5. leatherwear,
  6. leatherwork,
  7. leathery,
  8. leave,
  9. leave a bad taste in one's mouth,
  10. leave a lot to be desired

Origin of leatherwood

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45; leather + wood1

Also called moosewood.

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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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