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 for Dirca palustris
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leatherwood \Leath"er*wood`\, n. (Bot.)
     A small branching shrub ({Dirca palustris), with a white,
     soft wood, and a tough, leathery bark, common in damp woods
     in the Northern United States; -- called also moosewood,
     and wicopy. --Gray.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Dirca palustris
      n 1: deciduous shrub of eastern North America having tough
           flexible branches and pliable bark and small yellow flowers
           [syn: leatherwood, moosewood, moose-wood, wicopy,
           ropebark, Dirca palustris]

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