red heart

1 of 2

noun (1)

: incipient decay in lumber indicated by a dark red discoloration not found in sound wood
specifically : red rot sense 2b


2 of 2

noun (2)

: a California straggling shrub or small tree (Ceanothus spinosus) having dark red wood and blue-gray to white flowers and being used as an ornamental

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“Red heart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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