1) Living wood, commonly used of whitethorn as a hedge plant.
1436 to dyke with qwykwode, Huddersfield
1545 for the wages meyt and drynke of ten workmen … in dichynge and laynge qwikwodd aboute the said wood, Spofforth
1573 none shall … cut no quickwood, Dewsbury
1614 3900 of quick wood after 4d each hundredth, Brandsby. ‘Whickwood’ was an alternative spelling: 1455 ‘made one ditch with Whikwod’, Yeadon
1492 they found no hegges brokyn, whikwod pulled up, York
1562 as enclosed with a whykewode hedge, Southowram.