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

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  • Corkwood — is a common name of a number of plants: Annona glabra in the West Indies Duboisia species in Australia Endiandra sieberi a Corkwood from Australia in the laurel family Caldcluvia paniculosa is a soft barked Corkwood from Australia in the… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — [kôrk′wood΄] n. 1. any of several trees whose wood is very light; specif., ☆ a) the only species (Leitneria floridana) of a family (Leitneriaceae, order Leitneriales) of dicotyledonous shrubs or small trees found in swampy regions of the SE U.S.… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • corkwood — vaistinis žiaumis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Duboisia leichhardtii), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Duboisia leichhardtii angl. corkwood šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos 2005 m …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • corkwood — floridinis kamštūnas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kamštūninių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Leitneria floridana), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Leitneria floridana angl. corkwood šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • corkwood — stambialapė kamštva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cekropijinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Musanga cecropioides), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Musanga cecropioides angl. aga umbrella tree; corkwood šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • corkwood — kūginė balza statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bombakmedinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Ochroma pyramidale), paplitęs Meksikoje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ochroma pyramidale angl. balsa; corkwood ryšiai: susijęs terminas – balza… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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

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