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wood-wool

[ wood-wool ]
/ ˈwʊdˌwʊl /
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noun

fine wood shavings, usually of pine, or chemically treated wood fibers: used for surgical dressings, as an insulating material, as a binder in plaster, for packing breakable objects, etc.

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Origin of wood-wool

First recorded in 1550–60
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