an annual formation of wood in plants, consisting of two concentric layers, one of springwood and one of summerwood.
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Origin of annual ring
First recorded in 1875–80
Words nearby annual ring
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British Dictionary definitions for annual ring
a ring of wood indicating one year's growth, seen in the transverse section of stems and roots of woody plants growing in temperate climatesAlso called: tree ring
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Scientific definitions for annual ring
See under growth ring.
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