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corkwood

[kawrk-woo d] /ˈkɔrkˌwʊd/
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
1750-1760
1750-60; cork + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for corkwood

corkwood

/ˈkɔːkˌwʊd/
noun
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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Encyclopedia Article for corkwood

fruit tree of tropical America valued for its roots. See custard apple.

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