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hardwood

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noun hard·wood \ ˈhärd-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of hardwood

1 :the wood of an angiospermous tree as distinguished from that of a coniferous tree
2 :a tree that yields hardwood
3 :a basketball court

Examples of hardwood in a Sentence

  1. They used expensive hardwoods for the flooring.

  2. oaks, maples, and other hardwoods

Recent Examples of hardwood from the Web

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First Known Use of hardwood

1686


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hardwood

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Definition of hardwood

1 :having or made of hardwood
  • hardwood floors
2 :consisting of mature woody tissue
  • hardwood cuttings

First Known Use of hardwood

1767


HARDWOOD Defined for English Language Learners

hardwood

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Definition of hardwood for English Language Learners

  • : the wood of a tree (such as an oak or maple) that is heavy and hard

  • : a tree that produces hardwood


HARDWOOD Defined for Kids

hardwood

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noun hard·wood \ ˈhärd-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of hardwood for Students

1 :the usually hard wood of a tree (as a maple or oak) with broad leaves as distinguished from the wood of a tree (as a pine) with leaves that are needles
2 :a tree that produces hardwood


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