[ pair-woo d ]
/ ˈpɛərˌwʊd /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pearwood

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