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Wood or stone with a coarse texture due to widely spaced growth rings or large, distinct particles. Coarse-grain wood has an distinct texture pattern when cut.
Synonyms and Related Terms
coarse-grain (adj.); coarse grain (when grain is the noun); coarse-grained; à gros grain (Fr.); grão grosseiro (Port.)
Resources and Citations
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996 Comment: coarse-grained
- R. Bruce Hoadley, Identifying Wood, The Taunton Press, Newton, CT, 1990 Comment: coarse grain
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000 Comment: preferred term = coarse-grain