torchwood

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From torch +‎ wood.

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torchwood (plural torchwoods)

  1. (uncountable) Wood exhibiting fungal bioluminescence or foxfire.
    Synonym: foxfire (one sense)
  2. (uncountable) Wood used to make torches.
  3. (countable) A tree yielding wood suitable for making torches, especially a tree of the genus Amyris.
    1. Amyris balsamifera (balsam torchwood)
    2. Amyris diatrypa (hairy torchwood)
    3. Amyris elemifera (sea torchwood)
    4. Amyris madrensis (mountain torchwood)
    5. Amyris texana (Texas torchwood)
  4. (countable) A type of cactus, Cactus heptagonus.

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