growth ring

noun

Definition of growth ring

: a layer of wood (such as an annual ring) produced during a single period of growth

Examples of growth ring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Acreage targets are not arbitrary but are based on historic burn intervals recorded in the growth ring of old trees. Arkansas Online, 26 Nov. 2021 Acreage targets are not arbitrary but are based on historic burn intervals recorded in the growth ring of old trees. Arkansas Online, 26 Nov. 2021 Acreage targets are not arbitrary but are based on historic burn intervals recorded in the growth ring of old trees. Arkansas Online, 26 Nov. 2021 Acreage targets are not arbitrary but are based on historic burn intervals recorded in the growth ring of old trees. Arkansas Online, 26 Nov. 2021 Acreage targets are not arbitrary but are based on historic burn intervals recorded in the growth ring of old trees. Arkansas Online, 26 Nov. 2021 Baked on a spit-like rotisserie, Baumkuchen is a round German cake with golden circular lines resembling a tree's growth ring (see image at the top of this story). Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 5 Dec. 2021 Acreage targets are not arbitrary but are based on historic burn intervals recorded in the growth ring of old trees. Arkansas Online, 26 Nov. 2021 Acreage targets are not arbitrary but are based on historic burn intervals recorded in the growth ring of old trees. Arkansas Online, 26 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of growth ring

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of growth ring was in 1907

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“Growth ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/growth%20ring. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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