[treated as plural] Small domestic wooden objects, especially antiques.
Wooden:‘a treen snuffbox’
made of wood, wood, timber, woodyView synonyms
- ‘A particularly popular example would be the antique bodkin treen case, which is extremely well sought after by treen collectors.’
- ‘They were made from c. 1660 but were probably intended for punch or wassail like their treen counterparts.’
Old English trēowen ‘wooden’(see tree, -en).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.