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Historical Examples

The tree was evidently hollow throughout its length; but perhaps some portion of the alburnum still remained intact.
Godfrey Morgan Jules Verne

This consists in cutting a ring round the tree with axes through the bark and sapwood, or alburnum, into the brown wood beneath.
Australia The Dairy Country Australia Department of External Affairs

It permits the passage of sap and is known as sapwood (alburnum).
The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties Charles H. (Charles Henry) Snow

A new layer of wood, or rather of alburnum, is added annually to the tree in every part just under the bark.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various

Darwin possesses the epidermis of poetry but not the cutis; the cortex without the liber, alburnum, lignum, or medulla.
Anima Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge

alburnum, al-burn′um, n. in trees, the white and soft parts of wood between the inner bark and the heart-wood.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

The mixture of bark and alburnum was next placed upon a smooth stone, and mashed into a fibre of a yellowish colour.
The Forest Exiles Mayne Reid

It is through the alburnum that the ascending sap chiefly flows.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

a former name for sapwood


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