any of several shrubs or small trees, especially of the genus Viburnum, having tough, straight shoots formerly used for arrows.

1700–10, Americanism; so called from its use in making arrows Unabridged
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arrowwood (ˈærəʊˌwʊd)
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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Southern arrow-wood, roughish arrow-wood, southern arrowwood.
Another will be along a creek and could provide habitat for the arrowwood plant north and south of the parcel.
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