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See also: tréen
See the etymology of the main entry.
- (now chiefly dialectal) Pertaining to or derived from trees; wooden; made of wood.
- 1674, William Camden, “Wise Speeches”, in Remains Concerning Britain: Their Languages, Names, Surnames, Allusions, Anagramms, Armories, Moneys, Impresses, Apparel, Artillerie, Wise Speeches, Proverbs, Poesies, Epitaphs, Charles Hopper, page 354:
- Theſe homely cups and diſhes pay truly for that they contain: I had rather drink out of treene, and pay gold and ſilver, than drink out of gold and ſilver, and make wooden payment.
- 1670 October 15, John Evelyn, chapter XVI, in Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest-Trees and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions, Second edition, Royal Society, page 75:
- To ſhew our Reader yet, that theſe are no novel Experiments, we are to know, that a large Tract of the World almoſt altogether ſubſiſt on theſe Treen Liquors; Eſpecially that of the Date,
- Household articles made of wood.
- 1949, Edward Pinto, Treen; or, Small woodware throughout the ages, London: Batsford, page 1:
- References to treen are numerous in old English literature, particularly to chalices, cups, bowls, platters, and "services of treen".
- (now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) A large wooden platter.
- (household articles made of wood): treenware
treen (plural treens)
- (collectively) Items made of wood.
- English: treen
- “treen, (adj.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 1 May 2018.
- plural of