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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Cookware, tableware, or eating utensils made of wood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to or derived from trees; wooden; made of wood.
  • adj. A large wooden platter.
  • n. Household articles made of wood.
  • n. Alternative plural form of tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pl. of tree.
  • adj. Made of wood; wooden.
  • adj. Relating to, or drawn from, trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wooden: especially noting plates and dishes. See trencher.
  • Pertaining to or derived from trees.
  • n. An old plural of tree.
  • n. In the Isle of Man, a territorial division, of uncertain origin and purpose, subdivided into estates called quarterlands.

Etymologies

From Middle English, made of wood, from Old English trēowen, from trēow, tree; see tree.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English treon, treowen, equivalent to tree +‎ -en (“plural ending”). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English treen, from Old English trēowen ("of a tree, of wood, wooden"), equivalent to tree +‎ -en. See trencher, truncher. (Wiktionary)

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  • objects made of wood

    July 21, 2008