springwood

noun

spring·​wood ˈspriŋ-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce springwood (audio)
: the softer more porous portion of an annual ring of wood that develops early in the growing season compare summerwood

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of springwood was in 1840

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“Springwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springwood. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

springwood

noun

spring·​wood -ˌwu̇d How to pronounce springwood (audio)
: the soft light-colored inner part of an annual ring of wood that is made up of large thin-walled cells and develops early in the growing season compare summerwood
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