Definition of "torchwood" []

  • Any of several tropical American trees of the genus Amyris, especially A. balsamifera, having resinous wood that burns with a torchlike flame. (noun)
  • The wood of any of these trees. (noun)
  • Any of various rutaceous trees or shrubs of the genus Amyris, esp A. balsamifera, of Florida and the Caribbean, having hard resinous wood used for torches (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any of various similar trees the wood of which is used for torches (noun)
  • The wood of any of these trees (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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