or·​ange·​wood ˈär-inj-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce orangewood (audio)
: the wood of the orange tree used especially in turnery and carving

Examples of orangewood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use an orangewood stick to gently push the gel off your nail. Crystal Martin, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2020 Then soak your fingers in warm, soapy water, and clean under the cuticles and nail edge, preferably with an orangewood stick. Seventeen, 22 Apr. 2008

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orangewood was in 1854

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“Orangewood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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or·​ange·​wood ˈär-inj-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce orangewood (audio)
: the wood of an orange tree
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