Definition of harewood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛːwʊd/


[mass noun]
Stained sycamore wood used for making furniture.
Example sentences
  • This is a form of curly maple that is called harewood in England.
  • The narrow rim around the outline of the rosette may be of the same light wood as the latter, or it may be made of gray harewood.
  • Sycamore is a hard, pale wood with a fine even grain. It is also known as Harewood.


Late 17th century: from German dialect Ehre (from Latin acer 'maple') + wood.

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