orangewood

noun
or·​ange·​wood | \ ˈär-inj-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce orangewood (audio) , ˈär(-ə)nj-, ˈȯr-inj-, ˈȯr(-ə)nj- \

Definition of orangewood

: the wood of the orange tree used especially in turnery and carving

Examples of orangewood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then soak your fingers in warm, soapy water, and clean under the cuticles and nail edge, preferably with an orangewood stick. Seventeen, "what do your nails say about you?," 22 Apr. 2008

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First Known Use of orangewood

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Orangewood.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orangewood. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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