Definitions

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

Etymologies

From light +‎ wood. (Wiktionary)

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