springwood

[spring-woo d]
Compare summerwood.

Origin of springwood

First recorded in 1515–25; spring + wood1
Also called early wood.
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Historical Examples of springwood

  • The contrast between the springwood and summerwood is not strong.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • The springwood is filled with large pores, the summerwood with smaller ones.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • There are many pores, however, and those in the springwood are arranged in bands.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • Sometimes, and with certain species, the springwood is much broader than the other.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • It is porous, but the pores are small, except one or two rows in the springwood.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson


British Dictionary definitions for springwood

springwood

noun
  1. the wood that is produced by a plant in the spring and early summer and consists of large thin-walled xylem cellsCompare summerwood
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