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

  • n. Young, usually soft wood that lies directly beneath the bark and develops in early spring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The wood in a tree's growth ring formed earlier in the growing season, when growth is more rapid, thus composed of wider elements and usually lighter in colour.


spring +‎ wood (Wiktionary)



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