corkwood

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corkwood very small deciduous dioecious tree or shrub of damp habitats in southeastern United States having extremely light wood
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Corkwood Any one of several trees or shrubs having light or corky wood;
    • Corkwood In the United States, the tree Leitneria floridana, a very small deciduous dioecious tree or shrub of damp habitats in the southeastern US having extremely light wood; -- called also the corkwood tree.
    • Corkwood In the West Indies: (1) Either of the cotton trees Ochroma lagopus and Pariti tiliaceum.
    • Corkwood The wood of the cork oak.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corkwood One of several West Indian trees with light or porous wood, as the Anona palustris, Ochroma Lagopus, Paritium tiliaceum, and Pisonia obtusata.
    • n corkwood In Australia, any one of several trees having very light or soft and easily worked wood, or the wood itself. The three most important are Duboisia myoporoides, a solanaceous tree having white or yellowish firm, soft wood, and bark resembling that of the cork-oak: also called corkwood-elm; Endiandra Sieberi, a lauraceous tree with light-brown soft wood suitable for cabinet-work; and Schizomeria ovata, of the family Cunoniaceæ, which has wood exceedingly light in weight.
    • n corkwood See whau.
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Usage

In literature:

Among the different varieties of trees are corkwood, sandal, myrtle, and pimento.
"Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk" by John Ross Browne
The results of these tests indicate that there is no essential oil in corkwood obtainable by steam distillation.
"Cork: Its Origin and Industrial Uses" by Gilbert E. Stecher
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