Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

sapwood

play
noun sap·wood \-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of sapwood

  1. :  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



1791

First Known Use of sapwood

1791


SAPWOOD Defined for Kids

sapwood

play
noun sap·wood \ˈsap-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of sapwood for Students

  1. :  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




Learn More about sapwood


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sapwood? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

interruption rebellion megillah torrent
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ