Heartwood Heart"wood` (h[aum]rt"w[oo^]d`), n. The hard, central part of the trunk of a tree, consisting of the old and matured wood, and usually differing in color from the outer layers. It is technically known as {duramen}, and distinguished from the softer {sapwood} or {alburnum}. [1913 Webster]

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  • heartwood — noun The wood nearer the heart of a stem or branch, different in color from the sapwood A popular myth is that heartwood is stronger than sapwood , showing 27 annual growth rings, pale sapwood and dark heartwood, and pith (centre dark spot). The… …   Wiktionary

  • heartwood —    The part of a tree trunk yielding the densest, hardest wood, located deep within the tree. The heartwood and the outer wood or sapwood dry out at different rates, so sculptors generally separate the two, using heartwood when working at a… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • heartwood — noun Date: 1810 the older harder nonliving central wood of trees that is usually darker, denser, less permeable, and more durable than the surrounding sapwood …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heartwood — n. hard wood at the center of a tree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heartwood — noun the dense inner part of a tree trunk, yielding the hardest wood …   English new terms dictionary

  • heartwood — noun (U) the older harder wood at the centre of a tree …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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