Hardwood

Definition

noun

(1) The secondary xylem of many non-monocot angiosperm trees, marketed as such.

(2) The wood that is typically compact, hard and dense.

(3) A tree yielding such wood, such as oak, cherry, maple and mahogany.


Supplement

Hardwoods differ from softwoods by having pores or vessels.


Compare: softwood
See also: xylem

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