Definition of fruitwood in US English:

fruitwood

noun

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

    ‘a fruitwood dressing table’
    • ‘These fruitwoods work well with meats like veal and pork, as well as with poultry and game birds.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Decorative inlay, depicting a delicate periwinkle design, is carried out in abalone, oak, and fruitwoods.’
    • ‘All rooms feature transitional style furnishings, using light fruitwood finishes and soothing, natural colours.’
    • ‘Pecan and fruitwoods such as apple or cherry can be used much in the same way.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘He also uses many of the islands fruitwoods and hardwoods.’
    • ‘The soft cheese, which is smoked over Cornish fruitwoods, is made at the company's smokehouse by the River Fal.’
    • ‘Various woods were used to make the furniture, among them the fruitwoods apple and pear.’
    • ‘The dining room's French fruitwood table, dating from the 1860s, plays off the patina of the original plank floors.’
    • ‘Our find meat products are smoked over a variety of hickory, oak and fruitwoods in our genuine Southern Pride smokers.’
    • ‘And then your fruitwoods gives it a lighter smoke taste, and so I just - I use whatever, you know, I have handy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They were made of various fruitwoods which often corresponded to the fruit they depict.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Richly figured rosewood with its dark striations became the wood of choice, although mahogany and fruitwoods were not entirely supplanted.’
    • ‘The veneers, of fruitwood, are relatively large in scale.’
    • ‘Native fruitwoods and birch were more likely to be found in bourgeois houses.’

Pronunciation

fruitwood

/ˈfro͞otwo͝od/