sapwood

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From sap +‎ wood.

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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.

sapwood ‎(countable and uncountable, plural sapwoods)

  1. The wood just under the bark of a stem or branch, different in color from the heartwood.
    A popular myth is that sapwood is not as strong as heartwood

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