Definitions of wood

n the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

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wood that is steamed until it becomes pliable and then is shaped for use in making furniture
straight-grained durable and often resinous white to yellowish timber of any of numerous trees of the genus Pinus
wood of a larch tree
nonresinous wood of a fir tree
cedar, cedarwood
durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork
soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock
wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus
the soft reddish wood of either of two species of sequoia trees
citronwood, sandarac
durable fragrant wood; used in building (as in the roof of the cathedral at Cordova, Spain)
white close-grained wood of a tree of the genus Agathis especially Agathis australis
the yellow wood of any of various yellowwood trees
wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light brown or red wood of the English yew valued for cabinetwork and archery bows
durable straight-grained wood of the lacewood tree; used for building and cabinetwork and tools
true tulipwood, tulipwood, white poplar, whitewood, yellow poplar
light easily worked wood of a tulip tree; used for furniture and veneer
handsomely striped or mottled wood of the zebrawood tree; used especially for cabinetwork
cocoswood, cocuswood, granadilla wood
wood of the granadilla tree used for making musical instruments especially clarinets
wood of the shittah tree used to make the ark of the Hebrew Tabernacle
sabicu, sabicu wood
the wood of the sabicu which resembles mahogany
the hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles
the variegated or showily striped ornamental wood of various tulipwood trees
balsa, balsa wood
strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats
silver quandong
pale easily worked timber from the quandong tree
the wood of an African obeche tree; used especially for veneering
basswood, linden
soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
any of several heavy hard reddish chiefly tropical woods of the families Casuarinaceae and Proteaceae; some used for cabinetwork
briarwood, brier-wood, brierwood
wood from the hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea; used to make tobacco pipes
beech, beechwood
wood of any of various beech trees; used for flooring and containers and plywood and tool handles
wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring
hard close-grained wood of any of various birch trees; used especially in furniture and interior finishes and plywood
wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc
the fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris)
hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in cabinetwork
strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats
exceptionally tough or hard wood of any of a number of ironwood trees
hard dark-brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling
valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees
wood of a pecan tree
relatively hard durable timber from the Queen's crape myrtle; light reddish brown, smooth and lustrous
gum, gumwood
wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber
pale soft wood of a tupelo tree especially the water gum
wood of any poon tree; used for masts and spars
red lauan
hard heavy red wood of the red lauan tree; often sold as Philippine mahogany
elm, elmwood
hard tough wood of an elm tree; used for e.g. implements and furniture
heavy wood of various brazilwood trees; used for violin bows and as dyewoods
hardwood from any of various locust trees
very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood tree; used in preparing a purplish red dye
hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain; used in cabinetwork
handsome violet-streaked wood of the kingwood tree; used especially in cabinetwork
granadilla wood
dark red hardwood derived from the cocobolo and used in making musical instruments e.g. clarinets
very dark wood of any of several blackwood trees
Panama redwood, quira
hard heavy red wood of a quira tree
red sandalwood, ruby wood
hard durable wood of red sandalwood trees (Pterocarpus santalinus); prized for cabinetwork
black locust
strong stiff wood of a black-locust tree; very resistant to decay
wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry
wood of various fruit trees (as apple or cherry or pear) used especially in cabinetwork
hard tough elastic wood of the lemonwood tree; used for making bows and fishing rods
incense wood
fragrant wood of two incense trees of the genus Protium
wood of any of various mahogany trees; much used for cabinetwork and furniture
hard yellowish wood of a satinwood tree having a satiny luster; used for fine cabinetwork and tools
fine-grained wood of an orange tree; used in fine woodwork
wood of a citron tree
guaiac wood, guaiacum wood
heartwood of a palo santo; yields an aromatic oil used in perfumes
guaiac, guaiacum, lignum vitae
hard greenish-brown wood of the lignum vitae tree and other trees of the genus Guaiacum
soft light-colored non-durable wood of the poplar
close-grained fragrant yellowish heartwood of the true sandalwood; has insect repelling properties and is used for carving and cabinetwork
Turkish boxwood, boxwood
very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box (particularly the common box); used in delicate woodwork: musical instruments and inlays and engraving blocks
wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring
wood of a sumac
hard dark-colored heartwood of the ebony tree; used in cabinetwork and for piano keys
lacewood, sycamore
variably colored and sometimes variegated hard tough elastic wood of a sycamore tree
teak, teakwood
hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees; resistant to insects and to warping; used for furniture and in shipbuilding
hard tough wood of any dogwood of the genus Cornus; resembles boxwood
newly formed outer wood lying between the cambium and the heartwood of a tree or woody plant; usually light colored; active in water conduction
duramen, heartwood
the older inactive central wood of a tree or woody plant; usually darker and denser than the surrounding sapwood
the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer
the wood from bushes or small branches
cabinet wood
moderately dense wood used for cabinetwork
wood that is floating or that has been washed ashore
a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
wood suitable for making matchsticks
matchwood, splinters
wood in small pieces or splinters
fine particles of wood made by sawing wood
slender flexible branches or twigs (especially of willow or some canes); used for wickerwork
any wood from which dye is obtained
the wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers)
deal, softwood
wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
raw wood
wood that is not finished or painted
a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged
knotty pine
pine lumber with many knots; used especially for paneling and furniture
white pine
soft white wood of white pine trees
yellow pine
hard yellowish wood of a yellow pine
red cedar
fragrant reddish wood of any of various red cedar trees
douglas fir
strong durable timber of a douglas fir
cypress pine
any of several evergreen trees or shrubs of Australia and northern New Caledonia
Port Orford cedar
the wood of the Port Orford cedar tree
coniferous shrub or small tree with berrylike cones
redwood, sequoia
either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
Taxodium distichum, bald cypress, pond bald cypress, southern cypress, swamp cypress
common cypress of southeastern United States having trunk expanded at base; found in coastal swamps and flooding river bottoms
Taxodium ascendens, bald cypress, pond cypress
smaller than and often included in the closely related Taxodium distichum
Mexican swamp cypress, Montezuma cypress, Taxodium mucronatum
cypress of river valleys of Mexican highlands
Callitris quadrivalvis, Tetraclinis articulata, sandarac, sandarac tree
large coniferous evergreen tree of North Africa and Spain having flattened branches and scalelike leaves yielding a hard fragrant wood; bark yields a resin used in varnishes
fumed oak
oak given a weathered appearance by exposure to fumes of ammonia; used for cabinetwork
holm oak
hard wood of the holm oak tree
hazelwood, red gum, satin walnut, sweet gum
reddish-brown wood and lumber from heartwood of the sweet gum tree used to make furniture
Andaman redwood, amboyna
mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus
wood of any of various apple trees of the genus Malus
Philippine mahogany
red hardwood of the Philippine mahogany tree used for cigar boxes and interior finish
cigar-box cedar
fragrant wood much used for cigar boxes
bird's-eye maple
maple wood having a wavy grain with eyelike markings
nurse log
a large decomposing tree trunk that has fallen, usually in a forest; the decaying wood provides moisture and nutrients for a variety of insects and plants
saw log
log large enough to be sawed into boards
softwood used to make paper
Type of:
plant material, plant substance
material derived from plants

n the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

forest, woods
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a small wooded area
a small growth of trees without underbrush
an impenetrable equatorial forest
rain forest, rainforest
a forest with heavy annual rainfall
old growth, virgin forest
forest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity
second growth
a second growth of trees covering an area where the original stand was destroyed by fire or cutting
temperate rain forest
a rain forest in a temperate area
selva, tropical rain forest
a rain forest in a tropical area
Type of:
botany, flora, vegetation
all the plant life in a particular region or period

n any wind instrument other than the brass instruments

woodwind, woodwind instrument
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beating-reed instrument, reed, reed instrument
a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
flute, transverse flute
a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
double reed, double-reed instrument
a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band
a reed that does not fit closely over the aperture
nose flute
a flute that is played by blowing through the nostrils (used in some Asian countries)
a small flute; pitched an octave above the standard flute
single-reed instrument, single-reed woodwind
a beating-reed instrument with a single reed (as a clarinet or saxophone)
Type of:
wind, wind instrument
a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath

n a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head

“metal woods are now standard”
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(formerly) a golfing wood with a face more elevated that a driver but less than a spoon
driver, number one wood
a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee
metal wood
golf wood with a metal head instead of the traditional wooden head
formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face
Type of:
club, golf club, golf-club
golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball

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