Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the central wood or heart-wood in the trunk of an exogenous tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The heartwood of an exogenous tree.

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  • noun botany heartwood

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the older inactive central wood of a tree or woody plant; usually darker and denser than the surrounding sapwood

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin dūrāmen, hard growth of a vine, from dūrāre, to harden, from dūrus, hard; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin dūrāmen.

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