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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
1900-1905
1900-05; summer1 + wood1
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Examples for summerwood
  • The rings are distinct and there is an abrupt transition from springwood to summerwood.
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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