summerwood
noun Date: 1896 the harder less porous portion of an annual ring of wood that develops late in the growing season — compare springwood

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • summerwood — ☆ summerwood [sum′ər wood΄ ] n. the last formed woody portion of the annual growth ring of a shrub or tree, usually containing more fibers and fewer vessels than springwood …   English World dictionary

  • summerwood — /sum euhr wood /, n. 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. Cf. springwood. [1900 05; SUMMER1 + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • summerwood — noun The wood in a trees growth ring formed later in the growing season, when growth is less rapid. Syn: latewood …   Wiktionary

  • summerwood — sum•mer•wood [[t]ˈsʌm ərˌwʊd[/t]] n. bot the part of an annual ring of wood, characterized by compact, thick walled cells, formed during the later part of the growing season Compare springwood • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • summerwood — /ˈsʌməwʊd/ (say sumuhwood) noun that part of an annual ring of a tree which, especially in trees of the Northern Hemisphere, grows in summer and the later part of the main growth season, and is characterised by thick walled cells (distinguished… …   Australian English dictionary

  • summerwood — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : the portion of each annual ring of a woody plant that develops largely during the latter part of the growing season but not necessarily in the summer and that compared with the springwood is less porous, is usually harder… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • late wood — summerwood. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • late wood — summerwood. [1925 30] * * * late wood noun (botany) The wood formed in the later part of a growth ring, usu having smaller, thicker walled cells than the early wood • • • Main Entry: ↑late …   Useful english dictionary

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