fatwood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fat +‎ wood

Noun[edit]

fatwood ‎(countable and uncountable, plural fatwoods)

  1. A heartwood of pine trees, impregnated with resin, useful in the manufacture of pitch and pine tar.
    • 2009 May 20, Oliver Schwaner-Albright, “Grilling Over Wood as a Sweaty, Smoky Sport”, in New York Times[1]:
      He stacked split pieces of well-seasoned, thoroughly dry oak, and started a fire using some newspaper and fatwood, a resinous pinewood that flames easily.