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driftwood

[drift-woo d] /ˈdrɪftˌwʊd/
noun
1.
wood floating on a body of water or cast ashore by it.
2.
such wood adapted for use in interior decoration.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or made of driftwood:
a driftwood lamp.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; drift + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for drift wood

driftwood

/ˈdrɪftˌwʊd/
noun
1.
wood floating on or washed ashore by the sea or other body of water
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Word Origin and History for drift wood

driftwood

n.

1630s, from drift (v.) + wood (n.).

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