[ doo-rey-min, dyoo- ]
/ dʊˈreɪ mɪn, dyʊ- /
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THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of duramen
1830–40; <Latin dūrāmen hardness, hardened vine branch, equivalent to dūrā(re) to harden + -men noun suffix
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Example sentences from the Web for duramen
Save for colour they might have been congealed water or duramen muscles.Poachers and Poaching|John Watson
Duramen, the name given by botanists to the central wood or heart-wood in a tree trunk.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
The duramen or heartwood is the inner, darker part of the log.Seasoning of Wood|Joseph B. Wagner
British Dictionary definitions for duramen
/ (djʊˈreɪmɛn) /
another name for heartwood
Word Origin for duramen
C19: from Latin: hardness, from dūrāre to harden
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