alburnum

[al-bur-nuh m]

Origin of alburnum

1655–65; < Latin, equivalent to alb(us) white + -urnum neuter noun suffix
Related formsal·bur·nous, adjective
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alburnum

noun
  1. a former name for sapwood

Word Origin for alburnum

C17: from Latin: sapwood, from albus white
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