from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Wood, as contrasted with soft tissues or with bark; that part of exogenous plants which comprises the alburnum and the duramen.
  • n. A contraction for lignum-vitæ: applied in Australia to several species of trees because of their tough and hard wood. See the Australian species mentioned under lignum-vitæ.
  • n. Any species of the wiry plants of the genus Polygonum.

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  • n. woody tissue


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