: consisting of mature woody tissue <hardwood cuttings>
First Known Use of HARDWOOD
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 (seemahogany family), maple, teak, and American black walnut.