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softwood

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noun soft·wood \ˈsȯft-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of softwood

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

  2. 2 :  a tree that yields softwood

Examples of softwood in a Sentence

  1. pines, firs, and other softwoods

1809

First Known Use of softwood

1809


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softwood

adjective soft·wood

Definition of softwood

  1. :  having or made of softwood

1855

First Known Use of softwood

1855


SOFTWOOD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of softwood for English Language Learners

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

  • : a tree that produces softwood


SOFTWOOD Defined for Kids

softwood

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noun soft·wood \ˈsȯft-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of softwood for Students

  1. :  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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