from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several tropical American trees of the genus Amyris, especially A. balsamifera, having resinous wood that burns with a torchlike flame.
- n. The wood of any of these trees.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Wood used to make torches.
- n. A tree of the genus Amyris.
- n. A type of cactus, Cereus heptagonus.
- n. Wood exhibiting fungal bioluminescence, foxfire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The inflammable wood of certain trees (Amyris balsamifera, Amyris Floridana, etc.); also, the trees themselves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Wood suitable for making torches.
- n. A tree of the rutaceous genus Amyris, either A. maritima of Florida and the West Indies, or A. balsamifera of the West Indies.
torch + wood. (Wiktionary)