leatherwood

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leatherwood deciduous shrub of eastern North America having tough flexible branches and pliable bark and small yellow flowers
    • n leatherwood shrub or small tree of southeastern United States to West Indies and Brazil; grown for the slender racemes of white flowers and orange and crimson foliage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Leatherwood (Bot) A small branching shrub (Dirca palustris), with a white, soft wood, and a tough, leathery bark, common in damp woods in the Northern United States; -- called also moosewood, and wicopy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n leatherwood A North American shrub of the genus Dirca, with very tough bark. See Dirca.
    • n leatherwood An Australian tree or shrub of the genus Ceratopetalum, belonging to the saxifrage family; also, its wood.
    • n leatherwood The Tasmanian pinkwood, Eucryphia Billardieri. See pinkwood, 2.
    • n leatherwood In the southeastern United States, Cyrilla racemiflora, a bush or small, wide-spreading tree of bottom-lands, with a hard wood and, at the base of the trunk, a spongy pliable bark, recommended for a styptic. More often called ironwood and sometimes he-huckleberry, burnwood, or burnwood-bark, and red or white titi. Sometimes called Southern leatherwood. See Cyrillaceæ.
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Usage

In literature:

Leatherwood is a shrub common on the portage.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
In 1828, he had hailed Dylkes, the "Leatherwood God," as the real Messiah.
"The Lions of the Lord" by Harry Leon Wilson
I believe we can tie them up with Leatherwood.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Spring was well on its way when they reached Tucson and made their camp in Bob Leatherwood's corral.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
All others are in the files of Leatherwood and Caldwell.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
In Leatherwood (Dirca) the bast-cells are remarkably slender.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
The Leatherwood God: an account of the Appearance and Pretensions of J. C. Dylks in Eastern Ohio, in 1828.
"History of the Discovery of the Northwest by John Nicolet in 1634" by Consul Willshire Butterfield
In California grows a tree called by three popular names: leatherwood, slippery elm, and silver oak.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
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In news:

He wasn't a known spiritual leader, but columnist Gerry Leatherwood found a spiritual truth in the wave of a neighbor.
Leatherwood Ball Fields' handicapped accessible, hard-surface trail at night under the light.
Art and Sherri Kell are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Faith Elizabeth to Jeremy Scott Leatherwood.
Lacie Norma Poteet Leatherwood , 91, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov 18, 2012, at NHC nursing facility in Dunlap.
Leatherwood Senior Citizens learn of salt and pepper shakers collection.
Graveside services for Timothy Boyd Leatherwood , 49, of Alex Oklahoma, will be held Friday, October 5,2012, at 1:00 pm in Alex Cemetery, Alex, Oklahoma.
Timothy Leatherwood was born January 21, 1963 in El Dorado Kansas, son of Boyd Leatherwood and Alzoria Byford.
Leatherwood Seniors gather for monthly meeting.
Art and Sherri Kell are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Faith Elizabeth to Jeremy Scott Leatherwood .
Leatherwood club hosts lawmen, canine.
Graveside services for Timothy Boyd Leatherwood, 49, of Alex Oklahoma, will be held Friday, October 5,2012, at 1:00 pm in Alex Cemetery, Alex, Oklahoma.
Nancy Leasman, who owns Leatherwood Vinegary with her husband, Ron, is also an accomplished author, artist and illustrator.
Conditions at Julian Carroll Airport, KY. Oct 19 marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Leatherwood in the Civil War.
Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer.
Authorities say 72-year-old Dorothy Leatherwood was found dead in her home in Georgiana a week ago.
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