- the part of an annual ring of wood, characterized by compact, thick-walled cells, formed during the later part of the growing season.
Origin of summerwood
Examples from the Web for summerwood
Historical Examples of summerwood
The summerwood is so narrow that it resembles a fine, black line.
The summerwood forms a narrow, dark band in the annual ring.
The contrast between the springwood and summerwood is not strong.
The summerwood is narrow, but dark in color in the heartwood.
The springwood is filled with large pores, the summerwood with smaller ones.
- the wood that is produced by a plant near the end of the growing season: consists of small thick-walled xylem cellsCompare springwood