chittamwood

chittamwood

[chit-uhm-wood]

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; chittam (< ?; alleged American Indian orig. unsubstantiated) + wood1

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chittamwood

noun
1. shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada [syn: cascara buckthorn
2. deciduous tree of southeastern United States and Mexico [syn: false buckthorn
3. shrubby tree of southern United States having large plumes of feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke [syn: American smokewood
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