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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Myrsine.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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