- any of a genus (Fouquieria) of the ocotillo family of spiny desert shrubs or trees with slender stems and brightly colored flowers
- the wood of any of these
- any resinous wood cut for kindling or for torches
Origin of candlewoodso called because it burns with a bright flame
- Any of several trees or shrubs yielding a usually resinous wood.
- The wood of such a plant, burned for light or fuel.
- The ocotillo.