duramen

[doo-rey-min, dyoo-]

Origin of duramen

1830–40; < Latin dūrāmen hardness, hardened vine branch, equivalent to dūrā(re) to harden + -men noun suffix
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for duramen

Historical Examples of duramen


British Dictionary definitions for duramen

duramen

noun
  1. another name for heartwood

Word Origin for duramen

C19: from Latin: hardness, from dūrāre to harden
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012