[awr-inj-woo d, or-]


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

Origin of orangewood

First recorded in 1880–85; orange + wood1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for orangewood

Historical Examples of 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



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