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noun hard·wood \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
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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 Defined for Kids

hardwood

noun hard·wood \ˈhärd-ˌwd\

Definition of HARDWOOD for Kids

1
:  the usually hard wood of a tree (as a maple or oak) with broad leaves as distinguished from the wood of a tree (as a pine) with leaves that are needles
2
:  a tree that produces hardwood

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