[lahyt-woo d, -oo d]

noun Southern U.S.

Also called fatwood. kindling.
resinous pine wood used for kindling.

Origin of lightwood

First recorded in 1675–85; light1 + wood1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for lightwood

firewood, wood, tinder, lightwood, fatwood

Examples from the Web for lightwood

Historical Examples of lightwood

  • This was called candlewood in New England and lightwood in the South.

    The Historical Child

    Oscar Chrisman

  • She bent over and raked the ashes from her cake with a lightwood splinter.

    The Battle Ground

    Ellen Glasgow

  • Although as easy as usual on the surface, Lightwood is not quite as easy as usual below it.

    Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens

  • At some loss to fathom Mr Boffin's notions of a tight will, Lightwood felt his way.

    Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens

  • Lightwood helped him to some more of that stuff, but it had been cooling, and didn't answer now.

    Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens