heartwood

heartwood
   The part of a tree trunk yielding the densest, hardest wood, located deep within the tree. The heartwood and the outer wood — or sapwood — dry out at different rates, so sculptors generally separate the two, using heartwood when working at a smaller scale, and sapwood when working at a larger scale. Also see hollow carving.

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  • Heartwood — Heart wood (h[aum]rt w[oo^]d ), n. The hard, central part of the trunk of a tree, consisting of the old and matured wood, and usually differing in color from the outer layers. It is technically known as {duramen}, and distinguished from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heartwood — ► NOUN ▪ the dense inner part of a tree trunk, yielding the hardest wood …   English terms dictionary

  • heartwood — [härt′wood΄] n. the hard, nonliving, older wood at the core of a tree trunk, usually dark in color and impervious to air and water; duramen: cf. SAPWOOD …   English World dictionary

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  • heartwood — /hahrt wood /, n. the hard central wood of the trunk of an exogenous tree; duramen. [1795 1805; HEART + WOOD1] * * * Dead, central wood of trees. Its cells usually contain tannins or other substances that make it dark and sometimes fragrant.… …   Universalium

  • heartwood — noun 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 , showing 27 annual growth rings, pale sapwood and dark heartwood, and pith (centre dark spot). The… …   Wiktionary

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  • Heartwood Institute — is located outside Garberville in Humboldt County, California. It calls itself a holistic learning community and provides training in massage therapy, nutrition, Asian Healing Arts, yoga, permaculture and herbalism.External links*… …   Wikipedia

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