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fat·wood

 (făt′wo͝od′)
n. Chiefly Southern US
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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.
MARY ELLEN BATES (MBATES@BATESINFO.COM) CAN'T DISTINGUISH THE EFFECTS OF GEORGIA FATWOOD FROM MAGIC.