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From Sanskrit दारु (dā́ru, “wood, timber”) + -వు (-vu); from Proto-Indo-Iranian *dāru-, from Proto-Indo-European *dóru. Cognates include Ancient Greek δρῦς (drûs), Old Persian 𐎭𐎠𐎽𐎢𐎺 (d-a-ru-u-v /dāruv/) and Old English trēow (English tree).
- wood, timber.
- (botany) xylem: a vascular tissue in land plants primarily responsible for the distribution of water and minerals taken up by the roots; also the primary component of wood.