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hardwood

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noun hard·wood \ˈhärd-ˌwu̇d\

Simple Definition of hardwood

  • : 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. 1 :  the wood of an angiospermous tree as distinguished from that of a coniferous tree

  2. 2 :  a tree that yields hardwood

  3. 3 :  a basketball court

Examples of hardwood

  1. They used expensive hardwoods for the flooring.

  2. oaks, maples, and other hardwoods



1568

First Known Use of hardwood

1568


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hardwood

adjective hard·wood

Definition of hardwood

  1. 1 :  having or made of hardwood <hardwood floors>

  2. 2 :  consisting of mature woody tissue <hardwood cuttings>



Circa 1817

First Known Use of hardwood

circa 1817


HARDWOOD Defined for Kids

hardwood

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noun hard·wood \ˈhärd-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of hardwood

  1. 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. 2 :  a tree that produces hardwood





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