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Meaning of torchwood

torch•wood

Pronunciation: (tôrch'wood"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various resinous woods suitable for making torches, as the wood of the tree Amyris balsamifera, of the rue family, native to Florida and the West Indies.
  2. any of the trees yielding these woods.
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