Definition of leatherwood in English:


Line breaks: lea¦ther|wood
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛðəwʊd/


  • 1An evergreen American shrub or small tree with tough, flexible bark.
    • Cyrilla racemiflora, family Cyrillaceae
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    • Following his initial studies, Bill began an experiment to test the hypothesis that low temperatures during winter limit the sexual reproductive success of western leatherwoods at certain sites.
    • But we're quickly succumbing to the river's magnificence; its sweet-tasting, clear waters, tinged brown by the tannin leaching off plants, surging and meandering between banks crowded with a jostling throng of trees, tall leatherwoods dropping white blossoms into the foam-covered eddies.
    • The wide temperature swings characteristic of the leatherwood flowering period in the Upper Peninsula is probably among the most severe within its range.
  • 2A Tasmanian eucryphia tree which bears fragrant white flowers and yields tough pinkish timber.
    • Eucryphia lucida, family Eucryphiaceae
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    • Myrtles and leatherwoods thickly adorn the river bank and the large grass tree (richea pandanifolia) is also present.
    • After much prompting and insistence by beekeepers, Forestry Tasmania agreed to try and retain leatherwoods (subject to safety considerations) in one of the Class 4 (small flowing streams) stream reserves of 10m on either side of the stream, on the Northern side of the coupe.

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