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softwood

noun [U or C] uk   /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.
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in Chinese (Traditional) (取材於松樹等針葉樹的)軟木…
in Chinese (Simplified) (取材于松树等针叶树的)软木…
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