[ tree-uh n ]
/ ˈtri ən /


made entirely of wood.



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Origin of treen

before 1000; Middle English (adj.); Old English trēowen. See tree, -en2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for treen

/ (ˈtriːən) /


made of wood; wooden


another name for treenware
the art of making treenware

Word Origin for treen

Old English trēowen, from trēow tree
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