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summerwood

[suhm-er-woo d] /ˈsʌm ərˌwʊd/
noun
1.
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.
Origin of summerwood
1900-1905
1900-05; summer1 + wood1
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  • No clear line is distinguishable between spring and summerwood.

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  • The summerwood is thin, not conspicuous, and slightly resinous.

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  • The annual rings are wide, and are about evenly divided between spring and summerwood, though the latter often exceeds the former.

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  • The wood is heavy, of slow growth, the summerwood thin and dense.

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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.

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  • The annual rings are narrow and consist largely of summerwood.

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  • The summerwood is broad and distinct, usually constituting three-fourths of the annual ring.

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  • The summerwood is so narrow that it resembles a fine, black line.

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  • The summerwood occupies about half of the annual ring, and is dense and dark colored.

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  • The summerwood is narrow, but dark in color in the heartwood.

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British Dictionary definitions for summerwood

summerwood

/ˈsʌməˌwʊd/
noun
1.
the wood that is produced by a plant near the end of the growing season: consists of small thick-walled xylem cells Compare springwood
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