Definition of Elk-wood
1. Noun. Small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches.
Generic synonyms: Magnolia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elk-wood
elixir of life
elk-wood (current term)
Literary usage of Elk-wood
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Pioneer Outline History of Northwestern Pennsylvania: Embracing the by William James McKnight (1905)
"... the winter this elk grass, which keeps green all winter, the edible brake or cow-brake or fern, and browse of deciduous trees, elk wood, bass wood, etc. ..."
2. Philadelphia Medical and Physical Journal by Benjamin Smith Barton (1808)
"... he is observed to be particularly fond of the tender tu-igs of a tree, which is sometimes called Moose-wood, and elk-wood, and Soft Maple. ..."
3. The Woods of the United States by Charles Sprague Sargent, American Museum of Natural History (1885)
"elk-wood. Southeastern Pennsylvania, southward along the Alleghany Mountains to central Alabama, westward through Kentucky and Tennessee to northeastern ..."
4. J. M. Nickell's Botanical Ready Reference (1880)
"Sorrel Tree Elk- wood. Elkwood. Elk Tree. Sour Leaf. Sour Tree. Sour Wood. Bark and Leaves, aci. ast. feb. ref. ..."