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annual ring

noun

Definition of annual ring

  1. :  the layer of wood produced by a single year's growth of a woody plant



1681

First Known Use of annual ring

1681


ANNUAL RING Defined for Kids

annual ring

noun

Definition of annual ring

  1. :  the layer of wood produced by one year's growth of a woody plant (as in the trunk of a tree)




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