woodchip

[wood-chip]
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:
1955–60; wood1 + chip1

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