corkwood tree
Corkwood Cork"wood` (k[^o]rk"w[oo^]d`), n. 1. The wood of the cork oak. [Obs.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Any one of several trees or shrubs having light or corky wood; esp.: (a) In the United States, the tree {Leitneria floridana}, a very small deciduous dioecious tree or shrub of damp habitats in the southeastern US having extremely light wood; -- called also the {corkwood tree}. (b) In the West Indies: (1) Either of the cotton trees {Ochroma lagopus} and {Pariti tiliaceum}. (2) The tree producing the aligator apple. (3) The blolly. [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]


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  • corkwood tree — noun very small deciduous dioecious tree or shrub of damp habitats in southeastern United States having extremely light wood • Syn: ↑corkwood, ↑Leitneria floridana • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Leitneria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Corkwood — Cork wood (k[^o]rk w[oo^]d ), n. 1. The wood of the cork oak. [Obs.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Any one of several trees or shrubs having light or corky wood; esp.: (a) In the United States, the tree {Leitneria floridana}, a very small deciduous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corkwood — Porkwood Pork wood , n. (Bot.) The coarse grained brownish yellow wood of a small tree ({Pisonia obtusata}) of Florida and the West Indies. Also called {pigeon wood}, {beefwood}, and {corkwood}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • corkwood — noun Date: 1756 any of several trees having light or corky wood; especially a small or shrubby tree (Leitneria floridana) of the southeastern United States that has extremely light soft wood …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corkwood — /kawrk wood /, n. 1. a stout shrub or small tree, Leitneria floridana, having light green deciduous leaves, woolly catkins, and a drupaceous fruit. 2. any of certain trees and shrubs yielding a light and porous wood, as the balsa. [1750 60; CORK… …   Universalium

  • corkwood — n. small deciduous tree or shrub having extremely light wood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • corkwood — noun a small tree yielding light porous wood. [Leitneria floridana (America) or Entelea arborescens (New Zealand).] …   English new terms dictionary

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  • African Corkwood — Taxobox name = African Corkwood regnum = Plantae phylum = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Moraceae genus = Musanga species = M. cecropioides binomial = Musanga cecropioides binomial authority = R.Br. TedlieThe… …   Wikipedia

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