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summerwood

[suhm-er-woo d]
noun
  1. the part of an annual ring of wood, characterized by compact, thick-walled cells, formed during the later part of the growing season.
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Compare springwood.

Origin of summerwood

First recorded in 1900–05; summer1 + wood1
Also called late wood.
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Examples from the Web for summerwood

Historical Examples of summerwood

  • The summerwood is so narrow that it resembles a fine, black line.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • The summerwood forms a narrow, dark band in the annual ring.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • The summerwood is narrow, but dark in color in the heartwood.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson


British Dictionary definitions for summerwood

summerwood

noun
  1. 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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