leatherwood definition

  • noun:
    • A deciduous shrub (Dirca palustris) of east North America, having tough versatile branches, pliable bark, and tiny yellow flowers. Also called moosewood, wicopy.
    • See titi1.
    • A deciduous shrub, associated with genus Dirca, which has leathery bark
    • a tiny branching shrub (Dirca palustris), with a white, soft lumber, and a difficult, leathery bark, typical in wet forests inside Northern usa; -- called in addition moosewood, and wicopy.
    • A North United states shrub associated with genus Dirca, with very difficult bark. See Dirca.
    • An Australian tree or shrub of the genus Ceratopetalum, belonging to the saxifrage family members; in addition, its lumber.
    • The Tasmanian pinkwood, Eucryphia Billardieri. See pinkwood, 2.
    • In the southeastern united states of america, Cyrilla racemiflora, a bush or small, wide-spreading tree of bottom-lands, with a hard lumber and, during the root of the trunk area, a spongy flexible bark, suitable for a styptic. More often called ironwood and sometimes he-huckleberry, burnwood, or burnwood-bark, and red or white titi. Occasionally labeled as Southern leatherwood. See Cyrillace√¶.
    • deciduous shrub of eastern the united states having difficult versatile limbs and pliable bark and little yellow plants
    • shrub or little tree of southeastern United States to West Indies and Brazil; grown for the slender racemes of white blossoms and orange and crimson vegetation

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