noun, often attributive
fruit·​wood | \ ˈfrüt-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce fruitwood (audio) \

Definition of fruitwood

: the wood of a fruit tree (such as the apple, cherry, or pear) fruitwood furniture

Examples of fruitwood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many original details remain, including a fruitwood staircase and redwood woodwork. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Midcentury jewel in Memphis boasts a cheery blue kitchen for $489K," 28 Sep. 2018 Moody Blue is a unique version of Buttermilk smoked over fruitwood. Craig Laban,, "Cheese of the Month: Buttermilk Blue," 27 Mar. 2018 Soak chips or chunks of oak, hickory, pecan, apple or some other fruitwood or hardwood in water for an hour, then drain and add them to the box or pouch. The Washington Post,, "How to get smoky flavors from a gas grill," 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of fruitwood

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Fruitwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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