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1. : a notably resinous or oily wood (as from the butt of some pines) suitable for burning as a torch
a. : any of several tropical American trees and shrubs constituting a genus (Amyris) that is usually placed in the family Rutaceae and having fragrant resinous streaky yellowish brown wood that is very hard and heavy and is used locally for fuel and torches and to a limited extent in small cabinetwork; especially : either of two small trees (A. elemifera and A. balsamifera) chiefly of the West Indies and southern Florida with trifoliolate leaves, flowers in terminal panicles, and black oily aromatic drupes that ripen in the spring
b. : the wood of a torchwood

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