from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deciduous shrub (Dirca palustris) of eastern North America, having tough flexible branches, pliable bark, and small yellow flowers. Also called moosewood, wicopy.
- n. See titi1.
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- n. A deciduous shrub, of the genus Dirca, that has leathery bark
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small branching shrub (Dirca palustris), with a white, soft wood, and a tough, leathery bark, common in damp woods in the Northern United States; -- called also moosewood, and wicopy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A North American shrub of the genus Dirca, with very tough bark. See Dirca.
- n. An Australian tree or shrub of the genus Ceratopetalum, belonging to the saxifrage family; also, its wood.
- n. The Tasmanian pinkwood, Eucryphia Billardieri. See pinkwood, 2.
- n. In the southeastern United States, Cyrilla racemiflora, a bush or small, wide-spreading tree of bottom-lands, with a hard wood and, at the base of the trunk, a spongy pliable bark, recommended for a styptic. More often called ironwood and sometimes he-huckleberry, burnwood, or burnwood-bark, and red or white titi. Sometimes called Southern leatherwood. See Cyrillaceæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. deciduous shrub of eastern North America having tough flexible branches and pliable bark and small yellow flowers
- n. shrub or small tree of southeastern United States to West Indies and Brazil; grown for the slender racemes of white flowers and orange and crimson foliage
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Most of the rain forest contains myrtle beech Nothofagus cunninghamii, leatherwood Eucryphia lucida and sassafras Atherosperma moschatum, of which myrtle beech is usually dominant.
The forests of this ecoregion have considerable economic value: native conifers such as King Billy pine and Huon pine as well as some eucalypts are valued for their timber; the leatherwood tree is a nectar source for valuable honey; and the Wilderness Area draws large numbers of tourists.
That's just plain scary, I made myself some fruit bread smeared with leatherwood honey only the other day.
John Bignall's sheep's milk blue on rye with Julian Wolfhagen leatherwood honey
Then Ansel scurried from his hiding spot beneath the branches of a leatherwood and buckthorn.
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Gillespie pulled the leatherwood latch-string which lifted the catch of his door, and pushed it open.
The leatherwood tree which gave this creek its name had
Its bark, also, has a homogeneous character with the twigs, and is used for making ropes and baskets; and both, but especially the twigs, occasion the plant to be popularly called in Canada leatherwood.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
Louis pointed to the strips of leatherwood that he had collected for binding the dressings on his cousin's foot.