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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Alson said substantial damage to timber plantations in Mpumalanga, Swaziland and KwaZulu-Natal would compound long-term softwood lumber shortages already facing South
Since B.C. is the major player in softwood exports to the United States with consequently the most at stake, I was disappointed by the kind of reaction to the settlement reached.
We are pleased that our first asset acquisition is a state of the art sawmill that is ready to start up, but first we need to secure a long-term softwood sawlog supply.
So, was this decision – the one on softwood, that is – a surprise?
Depending on the tree, cuttings can be of either green, new growth produced during the current season, called softwood cuttings, or older, woodier shoots from the previous season or earlier, called hardwood cuttings.
Antique Rustic Douglas Fir, classified as a softwood but can be used for flooring. 200 years ago, Douglas Fir was the choice for flooring in the Northwest.
The Canadians in our groups want Stephen Harper to demonstrate his ability to ease frictions such as softwood lumber and agricultural trade.
You are likely aware that Canadians in general, and our government in particular, are not happy about the "softwood" arguments that have been ongoing, and the American refusal to accept rulings in Canada's favour.
The advent of Han Dynasty brought with it the art of making ‘Chinese Furniture’ from softwood or Bamboo.
China imported $487 million of softwood logs through June, putting it on a pace to double what it imported last year, and surpass all U.S. softwood log sales to China between 2006 and 2010 combined, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.