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timber

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈtɪmbər/ UK ( US lumber) NATURAL RESOURCES
wood that has been specially produced for use in the building industry: Houses at the eco-friendly retirement complex are made from sustainable timber and stone that has been quarried locally. Our aim is to boost the state's timber industry by $5 billion over the next 10 years. timber sales/production/harvesting a timber company/business/group
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