\hˈɑːtwˈʊd], \hˈɑːtwˈʊd], \h_ˈɑː_t_w_ˈʊ_d]\
Definitions of HEART-WOOD
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The innermost layers of wood in exogenous trees, more deeply coloured and harder than the rest: with all my heart, with right good will; sincerely: to get or learn by heart, to commit to memory: to lay to heart, to be much affected: to lose heart, to become discouraged: to set the heart on, to fix the desires on: to take to heart, to be much concerned about; to be cast down and depressed in spirit by.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.