cork-wood

corkwood

[kawrk-wood]
noun
1.
a stout shrub or small tree, Leitneria floridana, having light green deciduous leaves, woolly catkins, and a drupaceous fruit.
2.
any of certain trees and shrubs yielding a light and porous wood, as the balsa.

Origin:
1750–60; cork + wood1

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corkwood (ˈkɔːkˌwʊd)
 
n
1.  a small tree, Leitneria floridana, of the southeastern US, having very lightweight porous wood: family Leitneriaceae
2.  any other tree with light porous wood
3.  the wood of any of these trees

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