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- n. A shrub (Euonymus europaeus), the spindle tree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A shrub (Euonymus Europæus); -- so named from the use of its wood for goads, skewers, and shoe pegs. Called also spindle tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as prick-timber.
prick + wood, so named from the use of its wood for goads, skewers, and shoe pegs. (Wiktionary)