summerwood

[suhm-er-woo d]
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noun

the part of an annual ring of wood, characterized by compact, thick-walled cells, formed during the later part of the growing season.

Compare springwood.

Origin of summerwood

First recorded in 1900–05; summer1 + wood1
Also called late wood.
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summerwood

noun

the wood that is produced by a plant near the end of the growing season: consists of small thick-walled xylem cellsCompare springwood
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