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English definition of “softwood”

softwood

noun [U or C]     /ˈsɒft.wʊd/ US  /ˈsɑːft-/
wood from fast-growing evergreen trees (= ones that never lose their leaves ) like pine, or a tree of this type : window frames made from softwood A 200,000-acre forest site will be replanted with softwoods to supply the paper and pulp mill . → Compare hardwoodTypes of wood
(Definition of softwood noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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