noun. newly formed outer wood lying between the cambium and the heartwood of a tree or woody plant; usually light colored; active in water conduction.
Example sentences of the word sapwood
1. Noun, singular or mass
Its sapwood may be white to pale yellow while its heartwood ranges from light yellow to light orange that turns to a golden brown when exposed to air and light.
The restaurant and tavern features walnut sapwood tables and hand-hewn chestnut walls; three meals a day are served, with breakfast included in the rate.