Share this entry

Australian pine Syllabification: Aus·tral·ian pine

Definition of Australian pine in English:


Another name for the beefwood.
Example sentences
  • Exotic grapefruit trees, pepper plants and Australian pines have invaded Pelican Island, and erosion has scoured away more than half the refuge.
  • Those exotics, which are considered nuisance plants, include Brazilian pepper trees and Australian pines.
  • Absent in the area was Australian pine, which forms swampy thickets in northern Isabel and the nearby island of San Jorge.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈduːfʌs
a stupid person