lightwood

[ lahyt-woo d, -oo d ]
/ ˈlaɪtˌwʊd, -ʊd /

noun Southern U.S.

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

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. lightship,
  2. lightsome,
  3. lightsomely,
  4. lighttight,
  5. lightweight,
  6. lign-,
  7. lignaloes,
  8. ligne,
  9. ligneous,
  10. lignes

Origin of lightwood

First recorded in 1675–85; light1 + wood1

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