noun Date: 1685 chiefly Southern wood used for kindling; especially coniferous wood abounding in pitch

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  • Lightwood — Light wood (l[imac]t w[oo^]d ), n. Pine wood abounding in pitch, used for torches in the Southern United States; pine knots, dry sticks, and the like, for kindling a fire quickly or making a blaze. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lightwood — [līt′wood΄] n. Chiefly South 1. very dry wood ☆ 2. dry, resinous pine wood that burns readily with a bright light …   English World dictionary

  • Lightwood — This unusual surname is English locational. There are three villages called Lightwood all situated in Staffordshire, and an even smaller hamlet called Lightwood Green not far away in Cheshire. Any or all of these villages could have given birth… …   Surnames reference

  • lightwood — /luyt wood , ood/, n. Southern U.S. 1. Also called fatwood. kindling. 2. resinous pine wood used for kindling. [1675 85; LIGHT1 + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lightwood — noun a) Any of various trees with pale coloured wood, especially the Australian tree Acacia melanoxylon. b) Wood used to light a fire; also a tree from which one obtains such wood …   Wiktionary

  • lightwood — n. wood used to light fires, kindling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lightwood — light·wood …   English syllables

  • lightwood — light•wood [[t]ˈlaɪtˌwʊd, ʊd[/t]] n. Southern U.S. 1) dial. kindling 2) cvb dial. resinous pine wood used for kindling • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • lightwood — n. 1 a tree with a light wood. 2 US wood or a tree with wood that burns with a bright flame …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lightwood-Albright syndrome — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|N|25|8|n|25 ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Lightwood Albright syndrome is a form of renal tubular acidosis.It is also known as… …   Wikipedia

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