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Noun: leatherwood  'le-dhu(r),wûd
  1. Shrub or small tree of southeastern United States to West Indies and Brazil; grown for the slender racemes of white flowers and orange and crimson foliage
    - cyrilla, white titi, Cyrilla racemiflora
  2. Deciduous shrub of eastern North America having tough flexible branches and pliable bark and small yellow flowers
    - moosewood, moose-wood, wicopy, ropebark, Dirca palustris

Derived forms: leatherwoods

Type of: bush, shrub

Part of: Dirca, genus Cyrilla, genus Dirca

Encyclopedia: Leatherwood, Kentucky