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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The wood of any of several fruit-bearing trees, such as the apple, cherry, or pear, used especially in cabinetmaking.

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  • n. The wood of any fruit tree.

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  • n. wood of various fruit trees (as apple or cherry or pear) used especially in cabinetwork

Etymologies

fruit +‎ wood (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The burning fruitwood creates temps in the 1000F range and gives it a fine flavor.

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  • The Rubinsesque figure within a painting seems perfectly fitted to the generous seat of a Stickly-era fruitwood chair standing by.

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  • He was muscular, in a T-shirt and shorts, waxen rather than the hue of fruitwood he should have been.

    Beard

  • Our barbecue menu went over big--that combination of fruitwood and slow & low cooking made for the most succulent pulled pork and some sensationally smoky ribs--and we ended up making exactly the right amount of food: just enough to keep the midnight snackers occupied.

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  • On our last visit, Michelle and I had gathered a whole bunch of apple wood from the yard, so we had plenty of sweet-smelling fuel too. fig. b: fruitwood 4 smoking

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  • Also, adding a handful of aromatic wood chips such as mesquite, hickory, alder, or fruitwood chips over the coals can add whole new dimension of flavor to your food.

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  • This lucrative practice ran into trouble last year when a new federal auditor questioned some of Stanford's overhead items, such as flowers and a 19th-century Italian fruitwood commode for the president's house.

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  • President Bush hosted the G-20 summit – the official menu included fruitwood-smoked quail, thyme-roasted rack of lamb and baked Vermont brie with walnut crostini, along with three wines ...

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  • Raul Vasquez for the Wall Street Journal Liqun's duck preparation is authentic down to the type of fruitwood used for the cooking fuel.

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  • Wood for building was hard to come by, so John had used old wrecked boats for the joists, deadwood he'd found in the shipyard, and when there was none of that to be had, he used fruitwood he'd culled from his property, though people insisted applewood and pear wouldn't last.

    Excerpt: Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman

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  • Can be used to make saucewood or ketchupwood, depending on continent of residence.

    October 4, 2008

  • Citation on reveneered.

    October 4, 2008