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Wood that has been steamed until pliable and then bent into shape.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
a. wood bent in moulds after being heated by steaming, used mainly for furniture
b. (as modifier): a bentwood chair.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. wood steamed and bent for use in furniture.adj.
2. designating furniture made principally of pieces of wood steamed and bent into curving shapes.
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|Noun||1.||bentwood - wood that is steamed until it becomes pliable and then is shaped for use in making furniture; "bentwood chairs"|
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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