firewood

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English ferwode, fyrewoode, equivalent to fire +‎ wood.

NounEdit

firewood (countable and uncountable, plural firewoods)

  1. Wood intended to be burned, typically for heat.
    After many days of hard work, we finally had enough firewood for the winter.

DescendantsEdit

  • Chinese Pidgin English: firewood, 快也𭉉

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EtymologyEdit

From English firewood.

NounEdit

firewood

  1. firewood
    • 1862, T‘ong Ting-Kü, Ying Ü Tsap T’sün, or The Chinese and English Instructor, volume 6, Canton:
      涉𪢍治快也𭉉窩打
      Sip3 get3 zi6 faai3 jaa5 wut6 wo1 daa2.
      The ships provides[sic] wood and water.
      (literally, “Ship catchee firewood, water.”)