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summerwood

[ suhm-er-wood ]
/ ˈsʌm ərˌwʊd /
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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.
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Also called late wood.
Compare springwood.

Origin of summerwood

First recorded in 1900–05; summer1 + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for summerwood

summerwood
/ (ˈsʌməˌwʊd) /

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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