Definition of lightwood in English:

lightwood

Line breaks: light|wood
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪtwʊd
 
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noun

  • 1chiefly Australian A tree yielding timber that is pale in colour or light in weight.
    • Several species, in particular the hickory wattle
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    • She had done the room in butter yellows, forest greens and lightwoods.
    • The door was a lightwood and had needles, thread and thimbles painted around the border.
  • 2 [mass noun] US Firewood that burns easily and with a bright flame; kindling.
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    • The third floor was a carpeted hallway of lightwood and floor lighting.
    • We might have made it from paper and string and lightwood or assembled it from plastics and hard-to-understand instructions.

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