[ pair-wood ]

  1. the hard, fine-grained, reddish wood of the pear tree, used for ornamentation, small articles of furniture, and musical instruments.

Origin of pearwood

First recorded in 1910–15; pear + wood1

Words Nearby pearwood Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pearwood in a sentence

  • It is an interesting piece; the stiles in the back are inlaid with pearwood and ebony.

    Chats on Old Furniture | Arthur Hayden