hardwood


1hard·wood

noun \ˈhärd-ˌwd\

: the wood of a tree (such as an oak or maple) that is heavy and hard

: a tree that produces hardwood

Full Definition of HARDWOOD

1
:  the wood of an angiospermous tree as distinguished from that of a coniferous tree
2
:  a tree that yields hardwood
3
:  a basketball court

Examples of HARDWOOD

  1. They used expensive hardwoods for the flooring.
  2. oaks, maples, and other hardwoods

First Known Use of HARDWOOD

1568

2hardwood

adjective

Definition of HARDWOOD

1
:  having or made of hardwood <hardwood floors>
2
:  consisting of mature woody tissue <hardwood cuttings>

First Known Use of HARDWOOD

circa 1817

hardwood

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Timber obtained from broad-leaved, flower-bearing trees. Hardwood trees are deciduous trees, except in the warmest regions. The term, a classification of material, applied originally to such hard European woods as beech and oak but also includes some of the softest of woods. Included in the category are ebony, various mahoganies (see mahogany family), maple, teak, and American black walnut.

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