springwood

noun
spring·​wood | \ ˈspriŋ-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce springwood (audio) \

Definition of springwood

: the softer more porous portion of an annual ring of wood that develops early in the growing season — compare summerwood

First Known Use of springwood

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Springwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springwood. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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