: having a compacted smooth texture
especially : having narrow annual rings or small wood elements

Word History

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of close-grained was in 1754

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“Close-grained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close-grained. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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