leatherwood

leatherwood

[leth-er-wood]
noun
an American shrub, Dirca palustris, having a tough bark.
Also called moosewood.


Origin:
1735–45, Americanism; leather + wood1

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leatherwood (ˈlɛðəˌwʊd)
 
n
1.  Also called: wicopy a North American thymelaeaceous shrub, Dirca palustris, with pale yellow flowers and tough flexible branches
2.  any of various Australian shrubs of the family Cunoniaceae

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