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1softwood

noun soft·wood \ˈsft-ˌwd\

: the wood of a tree (such as a pine tree) that is soft and easy to cut

: a tree that produces softwood

Full Definition of SOFTWOOD

1
:  the wood of a coniferous tree (as a fir or pine) whether hard or soft as distinguished from that of an angiospermous tree
2
:  a tree that yields softwood

Examples of SOFTWOOD

  1. pines, firs, and other softwoods

First Known Use of SOFTWOOD

1809

2softwood

adjective

Definition of SOFTWOOD

:  having or made of softwood

First Known Use of SOFTWOOD

1855
SOFTWOOD Defined for Kids

softwood

noun soft·wood \ˈsft-ˌwd\

Definition of SOFTWOOD for Kids

:  the wood of a tree (as a pine or spruce) that has needles as distinguished from the wood of a tree (as a maple) with broad leaves

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