arrow-wood

arrowwood

[ar-oh-wood]
noun
any of several shrubs or small trees, especially of the genus Viburnum, having tough, straight shoots formerly used for arrows.

Origin:
1700–10, Americanism; so called from its use in making arrows

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arrowwood (ˈærəʊˌwʊd)
 
n
any of various trees or shrubs, esp certain viburnums, having long straight tough stems formerly used by North American Indians to make arrows

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