Definition of fruitwood in English:



  • mass noun, usually as modifier The wood of a fruit tree, especially when used in furniture.

    ‘a fruitwood dressing table’
    • ‘The dining room's French fruitwood table, dating from the 1860s, plays off the patina of the original plank floors.’
    • ‘Although screw clamps usually were made with tightly grained hardwood such as beech, fruitwood, white oak, etc. the threads can break easily with too much pressure.’
    • ‘Various woods were used to make the furniture, among them the fruitwoods apple and pear.’
    • ‘They were made of various fruitwoods which often corresponded to the fruit they depict.’
    • ‘He also uses many of the islands fruitwoods and hardwoods.’
    • ‘Decorative inlay, depicting a delicate periwinkle design, is carried out in abalone, oak, and fruitwoods.’
    • ‘According to Doyle the majority of pieces are made from high-quality solid teak grown in Java and Madura, but several are constructed from abundant local materials including mahogany, bamboo, coconut, rattan and various fruitwoods.’
    • ‘It is the strongest smoke flavor of the fruitwoods with a sweet smoke that works on any kind of food.’
    • ‘All rooms feature transitional style furnishings, using light fruitwood finishes and soothing, natural colours.’
    • ‘Richly figured rosewood with its dark striations became the wood of choice, although mahogany and fruitwoods were not entirely supplanted.’
    • ‘The soft cheese, which is smoked over Cornish fruitwoods, is made at the company's smokehouse by the River Fal.’
    • ‘Pecan and fruitwoods such as apple or cherry can be used much in the same way.’
    • ‘Even though there is no longer a necessity to lock up tea, decorative fruitwood tea caddies command high prices and are very much sought after.’
    • ‘The veneers, of fruitwood, are relatively large in scale.’
    • ‘Ribs, pork shoulder, tenderloin, ham, chicken, beef, sausage, lamb, fish, exotics and wild game are all on the menu, cooked slowly over bountiful hardwoods (hickory, oak or maple) and fruitwoods (apple, cherry and pear).’
    • ‘And then your fruitwoods gives it a lighter smoke taste, and so I just - I use whatever, you know, I have handy.’
    • ‘These fruitwoods work well with meats like veal and pork, as well as with poultry and game birds.’
    • ‘Our find meat products are smoked over a variety of hickory, oak and fruitwoods in our genuine Southern Pride smokers.’
    • ‘As many of these have become harder to come by instrument makers have been turning increasingly to timbers from fruitwoods such as Walnut and cherry.’
    • ‘Native fruitwoods and birch were more likely to be found in bourgeois houses.’