Definition of lightwood in English:



  • 1Australian A tree yielding timber that is pale in colour or light in weight.

    Several species, in particular the hickory wattle

    • ‘The door was a lightwood and had needles, thread and thimbles painted around the border.’
    • ‘She had done the room in butter yellows, forest greens and lightwoods.’
  • 2US mass noun Firewood that burns easily and with a bright flame; kindling.

    • ‘We might have made it from paper and string and lightwood or assembled it from plastics and hard-to-understand instructions.’
    • ‘The third floor was a carpeted hallway of lightwood and floor lighting.’