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sapwood definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: newly formed outer wood lying between the cambium and the heartwood of a tree or woody plant; usually light colored; active in water conduction

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1791 the younger softer living or physiologically active outer portion of wood that lies between the cambium and the heartwood and is more permeable, less durable, and usually lighter in color than the heartwood

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the soft outer layers of recently formed wood between the heartwood and the bark.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sapwood Sap"wood`, n. (Bot.) The alburnum, or part of the wood of any exogenous tree next to the bark, being that portion of the tree through which the sap flows most freely; -- distinguished from heartwood.




 


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