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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


afrormosia a dense tropical hardwood resembling teak, used for furniture and panelling.
agalwood the wood of the aloe, aka agila.
agarwood a soft, resinous wood of an Asian tree, known for its aromatic qualities, and used in incense.
agila (Tamil) the wood of the aloe, aka agalwood.
aldern made of alder wood.
alerce (Spanish) the wood of the sandarach tree, the Chilean arbor vitae.
algum (Hebrew) a wood imported into ancient Palestine, probably red sandalwood.
almug (Hebrew) a wood imported into ancient Palestine, probably red sandalwood.
aloeswood a soft, resinous wood of an Asian tree, known for its aromatic qualities, and used in incense.
ambach (Ethiopian) a spongy wood, often used for rafts.
ambatch (Ethiopian) a spongy wood, often used for rafts.
amboina a reddish-brown, curly-grained Moluccan wood.
amboyna a reddish-brown, curly-grained Moluccan wood.
barnwood a wide wood for building barns.
barwood a hard red African wood.
baywood a coarse mahogany.
beechen (Arch.) made of beech.
beechwood the wood of the beech.
bentwood wood artifically curved for furniture making etc.
birchen made of birch wood.
birken made of birch wood.
bogoak trunks of oak embedded in bogs and so preserved from decay.
bogwood the wood of trees, esp of oaks, dug up from peat bogs.
boxen made of boxwood.
boxwood the wood of the box, noted for its fine grain.
brazil the hard reddish wood of the E. Indian sappan tree.
brazilwood a red tropical wood.
briarwood the wood of a briar stem.
brierwood the wood of a brier stem.
brushwood loppings and broken branches; underwood or stunted wood.
bulletwood the wood of a tropical American sapotaceous tree, widely used for construction due to its durability and toughness.
burnettise to subject (wood, fabrics, etc.) to a process of saturation in a solution of chloride of zinc, to prevent decay.
burnettize to subject (wood, fabrics, etc.) to a process of saturation in a solution of chloride of zinc, to prevent decay.
calamander (Sinhalese) a hard valuable wood of the ebony genus.
caliatour an old term for a tropical dyewood, perhaps red-sanders.
calliature an old term for a tropical dyewood, perhaps red-sanders.
campeachy as in campeachy wood, a logwood.
camwood the wood of a W. African tree, used in making a red dye.
candlewood the wood of various resinous tropical trees.
cedarn of cedar wood.
cedarwood the wood of the cedar.
cheesewood the yellow wood of various Australian trees.
cocobola (Spanish) a dark wood used in cabinetry.
cocobolo (Spanish) a dark wood used in cabinetry.
cocuswood the so-called Jamaica ebony, a tradename for the wood of the kokra.
conky affected by the timber disease conk.
copsewood brushwood; coppice.
cordwood wood cut up and stacked in cords.
corkwood very light wood eg balsa, or alligator apple.
coromandel a kind of timber, aka calamander.
daddock the rotten body of a tree.
doddard (Obs.) a tree missing its top branches through rot or decay.
doty half-rotten; as, doty timber.
dricksie having decayed spots covered by healthy wood.
driftwood wood drifted or floated by water.
druxy having decayed spots covered by healthy wood.
dyewood any wood from which coloring matter is extracted for dyeing.
eaglewood a kind of fragrant wood, aka agalloch.
earlywood the wood formed in the first part of the growth layer during the spring.
ebon ebony.
ebonise to make or become like ebony.
ebonize to make or become like ebony.
ebony a dark heavy tropical wood.
elmen made of elm wood.
elmwood the wood of the elm.
eughen (Spenser) made of yew-wood.
ewghen (Spenser) made of yew-wood.
fatwood wood abounding in pitch.
fiddlewood the wood of several West Indian trees, mostly of the genus Citharexylum.
firewood wood used for burning.
firwood the wood of the fir tree.
fruitwood the wood of a fruit tree.
fuelwood wood suitable for fuel.
fustet (Fr.) the wood of a tree growing in the W. Indies, used in dyeing yellow.
fustic (Fr.) the wood of a tree growing in the W. Indies, used in dyeing yellow.
fustoc (Fr.) the wood of a tree growing in the W. Indies, used in dyeing yellow.
gnarl a lump or knot in a tree (verb) to contort, twist, make knotted and rugged like an old tree
gnarly gnarled.
gopherwood another name for yellowwood.
groundwood wood found lying on the ground.
gumwood the wood of a gumtree.
hardwood the timber of deciduous trees, whose comparatively slow growth produces compact hard wood.
hazelwood the wood of the hazel.
heartwood the inner wood of a tree, harder than the sapwood.
heben (Obs.) ebony.
hupiro (Maori) a New Zealand name for stinkwood.
ivorywood the yellowish-white wood of an Australian tree, used for engraving, inlaying, and turnery; the tree itself.
jarrah (Aborig.) the mahogany-like wood of an Australian eucalyptus.
knag a short projection from the trunk or branch of a tree.
knagginess being knaggy.
knaggy knotty; figuratively, rough in temper.
knarl a knot in wood.
knarry knotty; gnarled.
knaur a knot on a tree.
knothole a hole in a plank.
knottily (Adv.) KNOTTY, full of knots.
knottiness the state of being knotty.
knotty full of knots.
knur a knot on a tree.
knurl a small excrescence or protuberance (verb) to make knurls on
knurly full of knots; hence, capable of enduring or resisting much.
knurr a knot on a tree.
kokra the wood of an Indian tree, used for making flutes.
kyanise to render (wood) proof against decay by saturating with a solution of corrosive sublimate.
kyanize to render (wood) proof against decay by saturating with a solution of corrosive sublimate.
lacewood the wood of the American plane or a similar wood, suitable for ornamental use.
lana the wood of the genipap, a large West Indian tree.
lancewood a tough, elastic wood, often used for the shafts of gigs, archery bows, fishing rods, and the like.
larchen of or pertaining to the larch.
latewood the wood formed in the later part of a growth ring.
lauan (Tagalog) a lightweight hardwood timber produced by various Philippine trees.
lightwood pine wood abounding in pitch, used for torches in the Southern United States.
lignaloes (Bibl.) aloes-wood.
ligneous wood-like; containing wood.
lignum (Lat.) the fragrant wood of several shrubs and trees.
logwood the heavy, red heartwood of a tree native to S. America, used in dyeing.
marblewood a Malaysian tree; the distinctively marked wood of this tree, having black bands on a lighter background.
matchwood wood suitable for making matches; splinters or fragments.
meranti (Malay) wood from any of several Malaysian trees.
moorlog a deposit of decayed woody material under a marsh.
nirled (Scots) knotty, stunted.
nirlie (Scots) knotty, stunted.
nirlit (Scots) knotty, stunted.
nirly (Scots) knotty, stunted.
nur a knot in wood.
nurr a knot in wood.
oaken made of oak wood.
oakwood the wood of the oak.
olivewood the wood of the olive tree.
orangewood the wood of the orange-tree.
ovenwood brushwood.
palisander (Fr.) a jacaranda tree or other rosewood.
pearwood the wood of the pear tree.
pecky marked by decay caused by fungi.
pinewood a wood of pine trees; the wood of the pine.
plywood boarding made of thin layers of wood glued together, the grain of each at right angles to that of the next.
porkwood the coarse-grained brownish yellow wood of a small tree of Florida and the W. Indies.
pulpwood wood suitable for papermaking.
punk rotten, worthless (noun) decayed wood
purpleheart a kind of wood, purple-coloured.
quassia the bitter wood of several tropical American trees, used in medicine and sometimes as a substitute for hops in making beer.
rampick a dead tree or tree decayed at top.
rampicked of a tree, like a rampick, decayed at the top.
rampike a dead tree or tree decayed at top.
rampole a dead tree or tree decayed at top.
ranpike a dead tree or tree decayed at top.
rosewood a valuable cabinet wood of a dark red color, streaked and variegated with black, obtained from several tropical leguminous trees.
roundwood timber used (as for poles) without any sawing or hewing.
sanders sandalwood, esp red sandalwood.
sanderswood sandalwood, esp red sandalwood.
santal sandalwood.
sapan (Malay) the wood of a leguminous tree, formerly used to provide a red dye.
sapanwood (Malay) the wood of a leguminous tree, formerly used to provide a red dye.
sapele a tropical timber resembling mahogany.
sappan (Malay) the wood of a leguminous tree, formerly used to provide a red dye.
sappanwood (Malay) the wood of a leguminous tree, formerly used to provide a red dye.
satinwood a smooth, satiny ornamental wood from India.
sawlog a log large enough to saw into boards.
sawtimber timber suitable for sawing into lumber.
shittim (Hebrew) the wood of the shittah tree, believed to be a species of acacia.
shittimwood the wood of the shittah tree, believed to be a species of acacia.
snaggy full of snags.
softwood a conifer tree, or its timber.
splintwood sapwood.
springwood secondary wood formed in spring and early summer.
stinkwood a name given to several kinds of wood with an unpleasant smell.
teakwood the wood of the teak tree.
tigerwood any of several showy black-striped woods used in cabinetmaking.
timber wood suitable for building or carpentry (verb) to provide or cover with timber
timbery like timber.
torchwood the inflammable wood of certain trees; also, the trees themselves.
touchwood wood so decayed as to serve for tinder.
tulipwood the beautiful rose-colored striped wood of a Brazilian tree, much used by cabinetmakers for inlaying.
twiggen (Shakesp.) made of twigs, wicker.
vimineous made of wicker.
walnutwood the wood of the walnut tree.
wattle material for fences, roofs, etc, in the form of rods and branches, etc.; (verb) to construct with wattle.
wattlework wickerwork.
wicker a small pliant twig or osier.
wickered made of wicker, covered with wickerwork.
wickerwork basketwork of any kind.
woodchip chipped wood, used eg for mulch.
wooden made of wood, stilted (verb) to fell a person or animal
woodenly (Adv.) WOODEN, made of wood; stilted.
woodenness the state of being wooden.
woodmeal sawdust and other wood waste used as industrial filler.
xylobalsamum the dried twigs, or the wood, of the balm of Gilead tree.
yellowwood the wood of any one of several different kinds of trees.
yewen (Arch.) made of yew wood.
zante the wood of the European smoke-tree.
zantewood the wood of the zante tree.
zebrawood a kind of cabinet wood having beautiful black, brown, and whitish stripes, the timber of a tropical American tree.