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pulpwood

[puhlp-woo d]
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noun
  1. spruce or other soft wood suitable for making paper.
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Origin of pulpwood

First recorded in 1885–90; pulp + wood1
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Examples from the Web for pulpwood

Historical Examples

  • As a pulpwood, white spruce is in demand wherever it is available.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • It is light, weak and not durable, and is used for pulpwood, fruit-crates and berry boxes.

    Forest Trees of Illinois

    Fuller George D.

  • About three per cent of all the pulpwood cut in the United States in 1910 was from this species.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • There is another class consisting of low-grade work, such as common lumber, pulpwood, and the like.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • The lower grades go as common lumber and small trees are cut for pulpwood.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson


British Dictionary definitions for pulpwood

pulpwood

noun
  1. pine, spruce, or any other soft wood used to make paper
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