Definitions

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

  • n. Material, such as decayed wood, that is used as tinder; punk.

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  • n. Decayed wood used as tinder; punk

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Wood so decayed as to serve for tinder; spunk, or punk.
  • n. Dried fungi used as tinder; especially, the Polyporus igniarius.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The soft white or yellowish substance into which wood is converted by the action of certain fungi: so called from its property of burning for many hours, when once ignited, like tinder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. material for starting a fire

Etymologies

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

From its being easy to ignite.

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