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pearwood

[pair-woo d] /ˈpɛərˌwʊd/
noun
1.
the hard, fine-grained, reddish wood of the pear tree, used for ornamentation, small articles of furniture, and musical instruments.
Origin of pearwood
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15; pear + wood1
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  • It is an interesting piece; the stiles in the back are inlaid with pearwood and ebony.

    Chats on Old Furniture Arthur Hayden

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