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sapwood

noun sap·wood \-ˌwd\

Definition of SAPWOOD

:  the younger softer living or physiologically active outer portion of wood that lies between the cambium and the heartwood and is more permeable, less durable, and usually lighter in color than the heartwood
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First Known Use of SAPWOOD

1791
SAPWOOD Defined for Kids

sapwood

noun sap·wood \ˈsap-ˌwd\

Definition of SAPWOOD for Kids

:  young wood through which sap travels that is found just beneath the bark of a tree and is usually lighter in color than the heartwood

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