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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The wood of a eudicot or a magnoliid, such as an oak, maple, or magnolia.
  • noun A eudicot or magnoliid tree.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a hard wood (see hard wood, under wood, n.), as a tree; bearing trees with hard wood, as a forest; made of hard wood: as, a hardwood floor.
  • noun A hardwood tree.

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

  • noun The wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers); also items made from such wood.
  • adjective Made of the hard-to-cut wood of a broad-leaved tree, as e.g. oak; consisting of a hardwood; ; -- of wood and wooden objects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable (mostly in botany and forestry) The wood from any dicotyledonous tree, without regard to its hardness.
  • noun countable (in more general use) As the preceding but limited to those that are commercial timbers, and are at least average in hardness.
  • noun countable, forestry The tree or tree species that yields the preceding.
  • noun uncountable A joint term for the commercial timbers, without distinguishing which.
  • noun sports, slang The sport of basketball, in particular the basketball court.

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

  • noun the wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers)

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