- 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
Also called late wood.
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Examples from the Web for summerwood
The summerwood forms a narrow, dark band in the annual ring.
The summerwood is so narrow that it resembles a fine, black line.
The contrast between the springwood and summerwood is not strong.
The springwood is filled with large pores, the summerwood with smaller ones.
There is no distinct division between spring and summerwood.
- 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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