from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Southern U.S. See kindling. See Regional Note at kindling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various trees with pale-coloured wood, especially the Australian tree Acacia melanoxylon.
- n. Wood used to light a fire; also a tree from which one obtains such wood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any wood used in lighting a fire; kindlings; especially, in the southern United States, very resinous pine wood.
- n. The ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida: so called from its toughness.
- n. An inappropriate colonial name for the Australian tree Acacia Melanoxylon, more properly called blackwood.
- n. Same as coachwood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tall Australian acacia yielding highly valued black timber
From light + wood. (Wiktionary)