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springwood

[spring-woo d] /ˈsprɪŋˌwʊd/
noun
1.
the part of an annual ring of wood, characterized by large, thin-walled cells, formed during the first part of the growing season.
Also called early wood.
Compare summerwood.
Origin of springwood
1515-1525
1515-25; spring + wood1
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  • The wood is very porous, but the large pores are confined to the springwood, while the broad bands of summerwood are dense.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The springwood is filled with large pores, the summerwood with smaller ones.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • There are many pores, however, and those in the springwood are arranged in bands.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The genesis of Raspberry Plain, just north of springwood, has already been given.

    Legends of Loudoun Harrison Williams
  • The large pores are in the springwood, and those of the summerwood are smaller, but numerous.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • It builds up the annual ring, first the springwood very rapidly, and then the summerwood more slowly.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The wide rings of annual growth, and the distinct layers of springwood and summerwood, give the basis for good figure.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • A given bulk of it contains more actual wood substance and less air and water than the springwood.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The inside of the ring—that portion nearest the heart of the tree—is the springwood, the rest of the ring is the summerwood.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The annual rings are variable in width, and the proportionate amounts of springwood and summerwood also vary.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
British Dictionary definitions for springwood

springwood

/ˈsprɪŋˌwʊd/
noun
1.
the wood that is produced by a plant in the spring and early summer and consists of large thin-walled xylem cells Compare summerwood
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