A room with hardwood floors.
hardwood definition by Webster's New World
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- any tough, heavy timber with a compact texture
- Forestry the wood of an angiosperm possessing true vessels, in contrast to the softwood of a gymnosperm, which lacks vessels
- a tree yielding hardwood
hardwood definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The wood of a dicotyledonous tree.
- A dicotyledonous tree.
hardwood - Science Definition
- An angiosperm tree, especially as distinguished from a coniferous, or softwood, tree.
- The wood of an angiosperm tree. Hardwoods are in general harder than softwood. However, some hardwoods, such as basswood, are comparatively soft, while some softwoods, such as yew, are comparatively hard.