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
First Known Use of sapwood
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Definition of sapwood for Students
: 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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