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Stained sycamore wood used for making furniture.
- ‘Sycamore is a hard, pale wood with a fine even grain. It is also known as Harewood.’
- ‘This is a form of curly maple that is called harewood in England.’
- ‘The narrow rim around the outline of the rosette may be of the same light wood as the latter, or it may be made of gray harewood.’
Late 17th century: from German dialect Ehre (from Latin acer ‘maple’) + wood.
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