A small Chinese tree, Prunus persica, cultivated for its fruit throughout temperate regions. Peach wood has a fine uniform texture and a reddish shade. It is occasionally used for small items such as inlay and marquetry. Like other fruit trees from the rose family, peach trees exudes a water soluble gum from damaged locations on its truck and branches.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Prunus persica; pêcher (Fr.); pesco (It.)