Touchwood

• (n.) Dried fungi used as tinder; especially, the Polyporus igniarius. • (n.) Wood so decayed as to serve for tinder; spunk, or punk.
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Touchwood

[electoral district] Touchwood is a former provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Located south of the Wynyard district in east-central Saskatchewan, it was centered on the Touchwood Hills. This constituency was created for the 2nd Saskatchewan general election in 1908. It was dis...
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Touchwood

Touch'wood` noun [ Probably for tachwood ; Middle English tache tinder (of uncertain origin) + wood .] 1. Wood so decayed as to serve for tinder; spunk, or punk. 2. Dried fungi used as tinder; especially, the Polyporus igniarius .
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Touchwood

Touchwood (Fomes igniarius) is a woody fungus of the natural order Polyporiaceae. It is very destructive to forest and orchard trees. The visible portion of the plant is a hard, hoof-shaped bracket about 13 cm across with concentric zones above, ultimately black in colour. The underside is convex and a cinnamon colour. New growths are added to the ...
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