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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, relating to, or made of driftwood:
a driftwood lamp.
Origin of driftwood
1605-1615
1605-15; drift + wood1
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  • The only training BP has provided for the public is to teach us how to safely pick up trash and driftwood from our own beaches.

British Dictionary definitions for driftwood

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 driftwood
n.

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

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