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softwood

Definition:
Generally, one of the botanical groups of trees that have no vessels and in most cases have needlelike or scalelike leaves, the conifers, also the wood produced by such trees. The term has no reference to the actual hardness of the wood.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Core
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Entry Terms:
  • soft wood
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/63327
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