Definitions

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

  • n. A tree (Osmanthus americanus) of the southeast United States, having fragrant greenish flowers, hard wood, and whitish bark. Also called wild olive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tree, Osmanthus americanus, allied to the European olive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of tree (Osmanthus Americanus), allied to the European olive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Osmanthus Americanus, a small tree of the southern United States, allied to the European olive. The wood is very heavy and strong, and so tough that it cannot be split.

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

  • n. small tree of southern United States having panicles of dull white flowers followed by dark purple fruits

Etymologies

devil +‎ wood (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She followed Davids eyes over toward a devilwood tree.

    The After Wife

  • He found that he was whistling tunelessly as the endless forests beneath the van slowly changed from blackwort and devilwood to the local conifer-equivalents: iceroot, creeping willow, _hierba_.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

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