Prickwood
Prickwood \Prick"wood`\, n. (Bot.) A shrub ({Euonymus Europ[ae]us}); -- so named from the use of its wood for goads, skewers, and shoe pegs. Called also {spindle tree}. [1913 Webster]

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(Euonymous Europaeus)


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  • prickwood — n. Spindle tree (Euonymous Europaeus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • prickwood — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : spindle tree 2. : red dogwood …   Useful english dictionary

  • Euonymus Europaeus — Prickwood Prick wood , n. (Bot.) A shrub ({Euonymus Europ[ae]us}); so named from the use of its wood for goads, skewers, and shoe pegs. Called also {spindle tree}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spindle tree — Prickwood Prick wood , n. (Bot.) A shrub ({Euonymus Europ[ae]us}); so named from the use of its wood for goads, skewers, and shoe pegs. Called also {spindle tree}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gattridge-tree —  prickwood. S …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Dead spindle — Spindle Spin dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See {Spin}.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • E Europaeus — Spindle Spin dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See {Spin}.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Live spindle — Spindle Spin dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See {Spin}.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spindle — Spin dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See {Spin}.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when twisted, it is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spindle shell — Spindle Spin dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See {Spin}.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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