Definition of Torchwood

1. n. The inflammable wood of certain trees (Amyris balsamifera, A. Floridana, etc.); also, the trees themselves.



Definition of Torchwood

1. Noun. Wood used to make torches. ¹

2. Noun. A tree of the genus ''Amyris'', ¹

3. Noun. A type of cactus, ''Cereus heptagonus''. ¹

4. Noun. Wood exhibiting fungal bioluminescence, foxfire. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Torchwood

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Medical Definition of Torchwood

1. The inflammable wood of certain trees (Amyris balsamifera, A. Floridana, etc); also, the trees themselves. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torchwood

torchiere
torchieres
torchiers
torchiest
torching
torchings
torchless
torchlight
torchlights
torchlike
torchman
torchmen
torchon
torchons
torchwood (current term)
torchwood family
torchwoods
torchwort
torchy
torcs
torcular
torcular herophili
torcularious
torculars
tordion
tordions
tore
tore away
tore supra

Literary usage of Torchwood

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1. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"torchwood, (Amyris Floridana, Nutt.) South Florida. Chapman. Nearly all the species afford fine materials in both their resin ¬Ľnd their wood for fragrant ..."

2. The Indian Forester (1892)
"Many thousands of fine kail and deodar have been killed in this way in Kashmir. Another form of damage is that of hacking into the trunk for torchwood ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1877)
"... of the shores of the Southern States, while on the latter the larger trees are fig-trees of two or three species, the quassia (Simaruba), the torchwood ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"The ground was white with hoar-frost, but we were not cold; besides, the air, as we met it, was warmed by the bundles of blazing torchwood which our ..."

5. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1909)
"... "the savages stuck him full of fine small splinters of torchwood, like hog's bristles, and so set them gradually on fire," we shall never know; for, ..."

6. Virgil: The Georgics Done Into English Proseby Virgil by Virgil (1899)
"And one I know keeps awake late by the winter firelight, and points torchwood with sharp steel: meanwhile, lightening her long toil with song, the wife runs ..."

7. Plutarch's Lives: The Translation Called Drydens̀ by Plutarch, John Dryden (1895)
"... removed her treasure, her gokl, silver, emeralds, pearls, ebon}7, ivory, cinnamon, and, after all, a great quantity of torchwood and tow. ..."

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