heartwood

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A section of a Yew, showing 27 annual growth rings, pale sapwood and dark heartwood, and pith (centre dark spot). The dark radial lines are small knots.

Noun[edit]

heartwood (countable and uncountable, plural heartwoods)

  1. The wood nearer the heart of a stem or branch, different in color from the sapwood
    A popular myth is that heartwood is stronger than sapwood

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