torchwood

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Etymology[edit]

torch +‎ wood.

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Noun[edit]

torchwood (plural torchwoods)

  1. (uncountable) Wood used to make torches, especially
    1. A tree of the genus Amyris.
      1. Amyris balsamifera (balsam torchwood)
      2. Amyris diatrypa (hairy torchwood)
      3. Amyris elemifera (sea torchwood)
      4. Amyris madrensis (mountain torchwood)
      5. Amyris texana (Texas torchwood)
    2. A type of cactus, Cactus heptagonus.
  2. Wood exhibiting fungal bioluminescence, foxfire.

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