Definition: secondary vascular tissues with large amounts of softer storage cells (i.e. parenchyma) mixed with the wood or xylem cells. The stems of these plants are softer than the wood of trees we use for lumber.
Definition: a plant that produces wood as its structural tissue. Wood is a structural cellular adaptation that allows woody plants to grow from above ground stems year after year, thus making some woody plants the largest and tallest terrestrial plants. Wood is usually primarily composed of xylem cells with cell walls made of cellulose and lignin