springwood

[ spring-woo d ]
/ ˈsprɪŋˌwʊd /
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noun

the part of an annual ring of wood, characterized by large, thin-walled cells, formed during the first part of the growing season.

Nearby words

  1. springsteen,
  2. springsteen, bruce,
  3. springtail,
  4. springtime,
  5. springville,
  6. springy,
  7. sprinkle,
  8. sprinkler,
  9. sprinkler system,
  10. sprinklered

Compare summerwood.

Origin of springwood

First recorded in 1515–25; spring + wood1

Also called early wood.

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British Dictionary definitions for springwood

springwood

/ (ˈsprɪŋˌwʊd) /

noun

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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