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woodchip

[woo d-chip] /ˈwʊdˌtʃɪp/
noun
1.
a small chip of wood, especially one that flakes off when felling a tree or splitting a log.
2.
woodchips, chips of wood, especially fir or other pine, used as a winter mulch on plants and shrubs.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; wood1 + chip1
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  • Typical fish dishes are tinged with twists made by island-style cooking techniques and a special guava woodchip smoker.
  • Moderate ups and downs and some stairs over a woodchip base.
  • The gravel-based, woodchip-covered trails in the park are accessible for many types of wheelchairs.
  • The wood pellets are produced from sawdust and woodchip feedstock.
  • It can be a series of low native plants, or a stone or woodchip path.
  • The woodchip mulches had no inhibitory effect on the growth of crepe myrtle plants.

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