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orangewood

[ awr-inj-wood, or- ]
/ ˈɔr ɪndʒˌwʊd, ˈɒr- /
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noun

the hard, fine-grained, yellowish wood of the orange tree, used in inlaid work and fine turnery.

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Origin of orangewood

First recorded in 1880–85; orange + wood1
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Example sentences from the Web for orangewood

  • Lloyd wants to get ever so many things to take home,—bead belts and moccasins, and things made out of cactus and orangewood.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona|Annie Fellows Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for orangewood

orangewood
/ (ˈɒrɪndʒˌwʊd) /

noun

  1. the hard fine-grained yellowish wood of the orange tree
  2. (as modifier)an orangewood table
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