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Meaning of hardwood

hard•wood

Pronunciation: (härd'wood"), [key]
— n.
  1. the hard, compact wood or timber of various trees, as the oak, cherry, maple, or mahogany.
  2. a tree yielding such wood.
—adj.
  1. made or constructed of hardwood: a hardwood floor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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