springwood

[ spring-wood ]
/ ˈsprɪŋˌwʊd /

noun

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

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Origin of springwood

First recorded in 1515–25; spring + wood1
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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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