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  7. biological material
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  9. [wood and wood by product]
  10. wood (plant material)
  11. [wood by composition or origin]
  12. softwood
Scope note
Wood that is soft or easily cut, generally restricted to the timber of coniferous trees. Contrasted to "hardwood," which is usually, but not always, harder than softwood.
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024