Definition of pearwood in English:

pearwood

noun

  • 1The wood of the pear tree, Pyrus communis.

  • 2Chiefly with distinguishing word: the wood of any of several African trees, especially (in full "African pearwood") that of Manilkara obovata and Minus djave (both family Sapotaceae).

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From pear + wood.

Pronunciation

pearwood

/ˈpɛːˌwʊd/