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Types of wood

ash

noun

the wood of an ash tree

balsa

noun

very soft light wood, used especially for making model ships and planes

beech

noun

the wood of a beech tree

birch

noun

the wood from this tree

brush

noun

brushwood

brushwood

noun

small branches that have fallen from or been broken off trees, often used for making fires

cedar

noun

the wood of a cedar tree, that has a pleasant smell

cherry

noun

the wood of a cherry tree

chestnut

noun

the wood of a chestnut tree

deal

noun

wood from fir or pine trees used for making furniture

dogwood

noun

a bush or tree with red stems and berries (=small fruit), or the wood of this tree

driftwood

noun

wood that is floating in the sea or that has come out of the sea

ebony

noun

the wood of an ebony tree

elm

noun

the wood of the elm tree

fir

noun

the wood of a fir tree

firewood

noun

wood used as fuel for a fire

hardwood

noun

hard strong wood from trees such as oak or mahogany

hickory

noun

the hard wood of a hickory tree

kindling

noun

small pieces of wood used to start a fire

mahogany

noun

a hard brown-red wood, used for making furniture

maple

noun

the wood of a maple

matchwood

noun

small pieces of cheap wood

oak

noun

wood from an oak tree

pine

noun

the wood of a pine tree

pitch pine

noun

the wood of a pitch pine

rosewood

noun

a heavy dark wood that comes from tropical trees and that has a pleasant smell. It is used for making furniture.

sandalwood

noun

the wood of a sandalwood tree

silver birch

noun

the wood from a silver birch

softwood

noun

wood that can be cut easily and is cheap to produce because it comes from trees such as pines or firs that grow quickly

spruce

noun

the wood of a spruce

sycamore

noun

the wood of a sycamore tree

teak

noun

the valuable hard wood of a teak tree, often used for making furniture

tinder

noun

dry wood, grass etc used for lighting fires

walnut

noun

the wood of a walnut tree that is used for making furniture

willow

noun

the wood of the willow tree, used especially for making cricket bats

wood

noun

the substance that forms the main part of a tree and is used for making things such as furniture

yew

noun

the wood of a yew tree

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