- any of various resinous woods suitable for making torches, as the wood of the tree Amyris balsamifera, of the rue family, native to Florida and the West Indies.
- any of the trees yielding these woods.
- any of various rutaceous trees or shrubs of the genus Amyris, esp A. balsamifera, of Florida and the Caribbean, having hard resinous wood used for torches
- any of various similar trees the wood of which is used for torches
- the wood of any of these trees