[sawft-woo d, soft-]
- of, relating to, or made of softwood.
Origin of softwood
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Its range is more restricted than that of any other American softwood.
The medullary rays are numerous, and for a softwood they are prominent.
Some which are classed as hardwoods are softer than some in the softwood list.
Longleaf pine is as widely used as any softwood in this country.
Softwood or greenwood Cuttings are always rooted under cover; that is, in a greenhouse, coldframe or dwelling house.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
- the open-grained wood of any of numerous coniferous trees, such as pine and cedar, as distinguished from that of a dicotyledonous tree
- any tree yielding this wood
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- A coniferous tree, especially as distinguished from an angiosperm, or hardwood, tree.
- The wood of a coniferous tree. Softwoods are in general softer than hardwoods. However, some softwoods, such as yew, are comparatively hard, while some hardwoods, such as basswood, are comparatively soft.
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