Hardwood meaning

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Any tough, heavy timber with a compact texture.
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The wood of a eudicot or magnoliid 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.
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The wood of a eudicot or a magnoliid, such as an oak, maple, or magnolia.
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A eudicot or magnoliid tree.
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(forestry) The wood of an angiosperm possessing true vessels, in contrast to the softwood of a gymnosperm, which lacks vessels.
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A tree yielding hardwood.
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A eudicot or magnoliid tree, especially as distinguished from a coniferous, or softwood, tree.
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(countable) (in more general use) As the preceding but limited to those that are commercial timbers, and are at least average in hardness.

Ash, hickory and oak are some of the most prominent domestic hardwoods.

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(countable, forestry) The tree or tree species that yields the preceding.

This hardwood has been planted extensively throughout the hills here.

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(uncountable) A joint term for the commercial timbers, without distinguishing which.

You should have used hardwood for this window sill instead of this junk.

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(sports, slang) The sport of basketball, in particular the basketball court.
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(countable) (mostly in botany and forestry) The wood from any dicotyledonous tree, without regard to its hardness.

Balsa is a hardwood, but a soft hardwood.

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Origin of hardwood