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

  • noun The wood of a coniferous tree.
  • noun A coniferous tree.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See Myrsine.
  • noun A needle-leaved, coniferous tree.
  • As applied to trees and logs, needle-leaved; coniferous.
  • In horticulture, designating the ‘wood’ or twig that is not yet hardened or ripened; green wood: used with reference to the making of cuttings. Compare hardwood.

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

  • noun countable, mostly in, botany The wood from any conifer (or from Ginkgo), without regarding how soft this wood is.
  • noun countable (in more general use) As the preceding but limited to those that are commercial timbers.
  • noun countable, forestry The tree or tree species that yields the preceding
  • noun uncountable A joint term for the commercial timbers, without distinguishing which.

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

  • noun wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)


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