Meaning of softwood

soft•wood

Pronunciation: (sôft'wood", soft'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any wood that is relatively soft or easily cut.
  2. a tree yielding such a wood.
  3. a coniferous tree or its wood.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or made of softwood.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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