Definition of gopher wood in English:

gopher wood

Line breaks: go¦pher wood

noun

1 [mass noun] (In biblical use) the timber from which Noah’s ark was made, from an unidentified tree (Gen. 6:14).
More example sentences
  • Make thee an ark of gopher wood.
  • It was made of a special wood, called gopher wood.
  • All his neighbors laughed at him and all that gopher wood and pitch sure cost a lot of money but Noah obeyed.
2 (gopherwood) Either of two North American trees:
More example sentences
  • Although cypress wood is often used in the place of gopherwood the two terms are not equivalent.
  • The gopher wood has a wide range of applications.

Origin

early 17th century: gopher from Hebrew gōp̱er.

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