lightwood definition

  • noun:
    • Chiefly Southern U.S. See kindling. See Local Note at kindling.
    • any one of various woods with pale-coloured timber, especially the Australian tree Acacia melanoxylon.
    • Wood accustomed light a fire; in addition a tree where one obtains such timber.
    • Pine wood abounding in pitch, employed for torches in south usa; pine knots, dry sticks, and so on, for kindling a fire quickly or making a blaze.
    • Any wood used in burning a fire; kindlings; specifically, in southern US, really resinous pine wood.
    • The ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida: so-called from the toughness.
    • An inappropriate colonial title for Australian tree Acacia Melanoxylon, much more correctly known as blackwood.
    • identical to coachwood.
    • tall Australian acacia yielding extremely respected black wood

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