Definition of porkwood in English:

porkwood

(also pork wood)

noun

  • 1The wild peach tree Kiggellaria africana (family Flacourtiaceae) of southern Africa. rare.

  • 2Any of several shrubby trees of the genus Pisonia (family Nyctaginaceae) of the West Indies and Florida.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Handbook South Africa. From pork + wood.

Pronunciation

porkwood

/ˈpɔːkwʊd/