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fat·wood

 (făt′wo͝od′)
n. Chiefly Southern US

fatwood

(ˈfætˌwʊd)
n
(Botany) dialect US any wood used for kindling, esp the resinous wood from the stump of a pine tree. Also called: lightwood
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However, because hardwood is difficult to start, always have an ample supply of good kindling - fatwood, black-and-white (not glossy) newspaper, and dry fir splits all make excellent kindling.
COM) CAN'T DISTINGUISH THE EFFECTS OF GEORGIA FATWOOD FROM MAGIC.
Huge trucks trundle into the capital each day, stacked high with firewood, fatwood, and mounds of charcoal sacks.