What does hardwood mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hardwood(noun)

    the wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers)


  1. Hardwood

    Hardwood is wood from angiosperm trees. It may also be used for those trees themselves: these are usually broad-leaved; in temperate and boreal latitudes they are mostly deciduous, but in tropics and subtropics mostly evergreen. Hardwood contrasts with softwood. Hardwoods are not necessarily harder than softwoods. In both groups there is an enormous variation in actual wood hardness, with the range in density in hardwoods completely including that of softwoods; some hardwoods are softer than most softwoods, while yew is an example of a hard softwood. Hardwood should not be confused with the term 'heartwood'.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardwood in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardwood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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