Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete Alternative plural form of tree.
  • adjective Pertaining to or derived from trees; wooden; made of wood.
  • adjective Scotland A large wooden platter.
  • noun Household articles made of wood.

Etymologies

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

[From Middle English, made of wood, from Old English trēowen, from trēow, tree; see tree.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English treon, treowen, equivalent to tree +‎ -en (“plural ending”).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English treen, from Old English trēowen ("of a tree, of wood, wooden"), equivalent to tree +‎ -en. See trencher, truncher.

Examples

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  • objects made of wood

    July 21, 2008