Definition of corkwood in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkôrkwo͝od/ /ˈkɔrkwʊd/


  • A shrub or tree which yields light porous timber.

    a small American tree that produces timber used for fishing floats (Leitneria floridana, family Leitneriaceae)a similar tree native to New Zealand (Entelea arborescens, family Tiliaceae)

    ‘The real problems are the corkwoods and the ironwoods.’
    • ‘Two of my favourite indigenous trees for bonsai are the white stinkwood and the red stemmed corkwood or paperbark.’
    • ‘At 30 points it is just 5 points bigger than the smallest champions on the Register - the northern bayberry and corkwood.’
    • ‘In 2002, when fuel loads were similar to today's, 17 million hectares burned in Central Australia, including a major fire in the West Macs, destroying an old corkwood forest.’
    • ‘The top of the rise is marked by a twisted old corkwood tree.’