alburnous, adj.
/al berr"neuhm/, n. Bot.
[1655-65; < L, equiv. to alb(us) white + -urnum neut. n. suffix]

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  • Alburnum — Al*bur num, n. [L., fr. albus white.] (Bot.) The white and softer part of wood, between the inner bark and the hard wood or duramen; sapwood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alburnum — (lat.), so v.w. Splint …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Alburnum — (lat.), Splint, s. Holz …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • alburnum — [al bʉr′nəm] n. [L, neut. of alburnus, whitish < albus, white: see ELF] SAPWOOD …   English World dictionary

  • alburnum — noun sapwood; the thin white layer between the bark and wood of a tree …   Wiktionary

  • alburnum — n. white and softer part of wood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alburnum — [al bə:nəm] noun another term for sapwood. Origin C17: from L., from albus white …   English new terms dictionary

  • alburnum — al·bur·num …   English syllables

  • alburnum — al•bur•num [[t]ælˈbɜr nəm[/t]] n. bot sapwood • Etymology: 1655–65; < L, =alb(us) white + urnum, prob. extracted fromlaburnum laburnum andvīburnumwayfaring tree al•bur′nous, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • alburnum —   n. sapwood …   Dictionary of difficult words

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