hardwood
I. noun Date: 1568 1. the wood of an angiospermous tree as distinguished from that of a coniferous tree 2. a tree that yields hardwood 3. a basketball court II. adjective Date: circa 1817 1. having or made of hardwood <
hardwood floors
>
2. consisting of mature woody tissue <
hardwood cuttings
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hardwood — hard wood adj. Made of the hard to cut wood of a broad leaved tree, as e.g. oak; consisting of a hardwood; as, hardwood floors; of wood and wooden objects. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hardwood — hard wood n. The wood of broad leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers); also items made from such wood; as, decorative hardwood. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hardwood — [härd′wood΄] n. 1. any tough, heavy timber with a compact texture 2. Forestry the wood of an angiosperm possessing true vessels, in contrast to the softwood of a gymnosperm, which lacks vessels 3. a tree yielding hardwood …   English World dictionary

  • hardwood — 1560s, from HARD (Cf. hard) + WOOD (Cf. wood). From deciduous trees, distinguished from that of pines and firs …   Etymology dictionary

  • hardwood — ► NOUN ▪ the wood from a broadleaved tree as distinguished from that of conifers …   English terms dictionary

  • Hardwood — NOTOC The term hardwood is used to describe wood from broad leaved angiosperm trees, mostly deciduous, but not necessarily, in the case of tropical trees. Hardwood contrasts with softwood, which comes from conifer trees. On average, hardwood is… …   Wikipedia

  • hardwood — /hahrd wood /, n. 1. the hard, compact wood or timber of various trees, as the oak, cherry, maple, or mahogany. 2. a tree yielding such wood. adj. 3. made or constructed of hardwood: a hardwood floor. [1560 70; HARD + WOOD1] * * * Timber obtained …   Universalium

  • hardwood — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)dwʊd[/t]] hardwoods N MASS: oft N n Hardwood is wood such as oak, teak, and mahogany, which is very strong and hard. ...imports of tropical hardwood. ...hardwood floors. Ant: softwood …   English dictionary

  • hardwood — UK [ˈhɑː(r)dˌwʊd] / US [ˈhɑrdˌwʊd] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms hardwood : singular hardwood plural hardwoods hard strong wood from trees such as oak or mahogany • See: softwood …   English dictionary

  • hardwood — noun Hardwood is used before these nouns: ↑floor, ↑forest …   Collocations dictionary

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