Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several trees or shrubs yielding a usually resinous wood.
  • n. The wood of such a plant, burned for light or fuel.
  • n. The ocotillo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any of several resinous trees or shrubs often burned for light.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given in the British West Indies to several trees, as to Amyris balsamifera or rhodeswood
  • n. to Ouratea Guianensis, and
  • n. to Sciadophyllum capitatum.
  • n. The genus Fouquiera of northern Mexico and the adjacent United States, including several species with erect, slender, very resinous, and often leafless stems, and large bright-scarlet flowers.
  • n. Any resinous wood used for torches or as a substitute for candles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several resinous trees or shrubs often burned for light

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.