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woodchip

[ wood-chip ]
/ ˈwʊdˌtʃɪp /
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noun

a small chip of wood, especially one that flakes off when felling a tree or splitting a log.
woodchips, chips of wood, especially fir or other pine, used as a winter mulch on plants and shrubs.

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Origin of woodchip

First recorded in 1955–60; wood1 + chip1
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