Definition of corkwood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkôrkwo͝od/


A shrub or tree that yields light porous timber, in particular.
  • A small American tree that produces timber used for fishing floats (Leitneria floridana, family Leitneriaceae). A similar tree native to New Zealand (Entelea arborescens, family Tiliaceae)..
Example sentences
  • The real problems are the corkwoods and the ironwoods.
  • Two of my favourite indigenous trees for bonsai are the white stinkwood and the red stemmed corkwood or paperbark.
  • At 30 points it is just 5 points bigger than the smallest champions on the Register - the northern bayberry and corkwood.

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Syllabification: cork·wood

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