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sapwood

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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

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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




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