whitewood

[ hwahyt-wood, wahyt- ]

noun
  1. any of numerous trees, as the tulip tree or the linden, yielding a white or light-colored wood.

  2. the wood of these trees.

  1. a cottonwood of the genus Populus.

Origin of whitewood

1
First recorded in 1655–65; white + wood1

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British Dictionary definitions for whitewood

whitewood

/ (ˈwaɪtˌwʊd) /


noun
  1. any of various trees with light-coloured wood, such as the tulip tree, basswood, and cottonwood

  2. the wood of any of these trees

  1. Also: whiteywood another name for mahoe

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