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[mass noun] The timber of the apple tree.
- ‘Some of the more exotic, smoked flavors, including hickory and applewood, are express-smoked under pressure in a controlled-combustion smoke chamber.’
- ‘There are 34 full-color photographs of beautiful gages made of ebony, rosewood, boxwood, mahogany, cherry, applewood, whalebone, ivory etc.’
- ‘Jackie said: ‘David uses traditional methods and hand tools to make the furniture which is mainly in English oak, though he does work with elm, applewood and others.’’
- ‘It has a brass plate, a boxed fence, and appears to be applewood.’
- ‘Up in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, balls, often roughly hewn and traditionally of applewood, are used to topple skittles that are club shaped.’
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