white wood

whitewood

[hwahyt-wood, wahyt-]
noun
1.
any of numerous trees, as the tulip tree or the linden, yielding a white or light-colored wood.
2.
the wood of these trees.
3.
a cottonwood of the genus Populus.

Origin:
1655–65; white + wood1

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whitewood (ˈwaɪtˌwʊd)
 
n
1.  any of various trees with light-coloured wood, such as the tulip tree, basswood, and cottonwood
2.  the wood of any of these trees
3.  another name for mahoe Also: whiteywood

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