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Webster 1913 Edition


Heartwood

Heart′woodˊ

(härt′woŏdˊ)
,
Noun.
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
.

Definition 2021


heartwood

heartwood

English

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.

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

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