summer wood


the part of an annual ring of wood, characterized by compact, thick-walled cells, formed during the later part of the growing season.
Also called late wood.
Compare springwood.

1900–05; summer1 + wood1 Unabridged
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summerwood (ˈsʌməˌwʊd)
Compare springwood the wood that is produced by a plant near the end of the growing season: consists of small thick-walled xylem cells

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