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botanically, the xylem tissue that forms the bulk of the stem of a woody plant. Xylem conducts sap upward from the roots to the leaves, stores food in the form of complex carbohydrates, and provides support; it is made up of various types of cells specialized for each of
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hardwood

Timber from all trees except the conifers, which are called softwood. See also: Douglas fir
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hardwood

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Dense, close-grained wood of an angiospermous tree, such as oak, walnut, cherry, and maple.
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hardwood

1. A tree belonging to the angiosperms; usually broad-leaved and deciduous, such as cherry, mahogany, maple, oak, etc.
2. Wood cut from such trees.
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hardwood

1. the wood of any of numerous broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees, such as oak, beech, ash, etc., as distinguished from the wood of a conifer
2. any tree from which this wood is obtained
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