fruit·​wood ˈfrüt-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce fruitwood (audio)
often attributive
: 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 In the breakfast room of Ben Soleimani's Beverly Hills home, the banquette is covered in a Rose Tarlow Melrose House fabric; the large Chinese vase is 19th-century, and the shelves hold antique mahogany boxes and fruitwood tea caddies. Kate McGregor, ELLE Decor, 17 Jan. 2023 Delicately detailed, the fruitwood body is decorated with ivory and ebony fillets, with an openwork ivory rosette depicting a pair of doves embracing on a temple of love. Hafsa Khalil, CNN, 6 Dec. 2022 Her fruitwood-and-metal swivel desk chair stood catty-corner behind, draped with a brown Loro Piana cashmere shawl. Samantha Mann, Vogue, 14 Nov. 2022 Brisket, pork and ribs are smoked over local fruitwood in this eatery, located along a busy commercial stretch. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 28 Dec. 2021 Brisket, pork and ribs are smoked over local fruitwood. Marc Bona, cleveland, 3 May 2021 Many original details remain, including a fruitwood staircase and redwood woodwork. Megan Barber, Curbed, 28 Sep. 2018 Moody Blue is a unique version of Buttermilk smoked over fruitwood. Craig Laban,, 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,, 30 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fruitwood was in 1927

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“Fruitwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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