lightwood

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From light (noun) +‎ wood (noun).

Noun[edit]

lightwood (uncountable)

  1. (Canada, US) Any wood used to light a fire; kindlings; especially, very resinous pine wood.

Etymology 2[edit]

From light (bright, pale, adjective) +‎ wood (noun).

Noun[edit]

lightwood (plural lightwoods)

  1. Any of various trees with pale-coloured wood, especially the Australian tree Acacia melanoxylon.