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Meaning of heartwood by Wiktionary Dictionary

heartwood


    Noun

    heartwood ( countable and uncountable; plural: heartwoods )

    1. The wood nearer the heart of a stem or branch, different in color from the sapwood
      A popular myth is that heartwood is stronger than sapwood
    A section of a Yew, showing 27 annual growth rings, pale sapwood and dark heartwood, and pith ( centre dark spot ). The dark radial lines are small knots.


Explanation of heartwood by Wordnet Dictionary

heartwood


    Noun
    1. the older inactive central wood of a tree or woody plant



    Definition of heartwood by GCIDE Dictionary

    heartwood


    1. Heartwood ( härtwd ), n. The hard, central part of the trunk of a tree, consisting of the old and matured wood, and usually differing in color from the outer layers. It is technically known as duramen, and distinguished from the softer sapwood or alburnum.