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1Australian A tree yielding timber that is pale in colour or light in weight.
- ‘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.’
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