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Plants, especially trees, that loose their leaves annually. Most deciduous trees are hardwood species such as Maple, Chestnut, Oak, Birch, Beech, and Poplar. See also hardwood, softwood, and coniferous.

Synonyms and Related Terms

à feuilles caduques (Fr.); caducifolias, deciduas (Esp.); folhosa (Port.); caducifoglia (It.); hardwood

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • Boise Cascade Paper Group, The Paper Handbook, Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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