hardwood definition

  • noun:
    • The wood of a dicotyledonous tree.
    • A dicotyledonous tree.
    • (mainly in botany and forestry) The lumber from any dicotyledonous tree, without regard to its stiffness.
    • (much more basic use) while the preceding but limited by those that are commercial timbers, and therefore are about typical in stiffness.
    • The tree or tree species that yields the preceding.
    • A joint term when it comes to commercial timbers, without distinguishing which.
    • the activity of basketball, in particular the baseball judge.
    • The lumber of broad-leaved dicotyledonous woods (as distinguished from the wood of conifers); in addition things created from these types of wood.
    • A hardwood tree.
    • the lumber of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished through the lumber of conifers)
  • adjective:
    • lumber of a great or hard texture; as walnut, pine, ash, box, and the like, in distinction from pine, poplar, hemlock, etc.
    • manufactured from the hard-to-cut wood of a broad-leaved tree, as e.g. oak; comprising a hardwood; ; -- of timber and wooden items.
  • others:
    • Having a hard timber (see hard wood, under lumber, n.), as a tree; bearing trees with hard wood, as a forest; made of hard wood: as, a hardwood floor.

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