Definition of blackbutt in English:


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  • A tall straight-trunked Australian eucalyptus tree, typically with fire-charred fibrous bark on the lower trunk and with pale brown timber.
    • Eucalyptus pilularis, family Myrtaceae
    More example sentences
    • The area is covered by dense hardwood eucalyptus forest composed of blackbutts, salmon gums and gimlets.
    • The natural woodland is based on sandy soil and consists of eucalypt forests dominated by blackbutts and bloodwoods.
    • An impressive variety of Eucalyptus, known as blackbutt, can be found in the Central Park area.


early 19th century: from black + butt3 in the sense 'tree trunk'.

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