Definition of jarrah in English:

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jarrah

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒarə/

noun

A eucalyptus tree native to western Australia, yielding durable timber.
  • Eucalyptus marginata, family Myrtaceae.
Example sentences
  • Busselton had become a thriving port for shipments of jarrah, karri and tuart timber from the local forests.
  • The old Western standards of cedar and redwood have been joined by imported lumbers: jarrah (a member of the eucalyptus family) from western Australia, ipe from South America, and mahogany from Central America.
  • All the timber used, including the matchstick screens of the garage and the double-height oriel above, is recycled jarrah - a tough Australian hardwood - some of it sourced from an old wharf from the port of Fremantle in Western Australia.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Nyungar djarryl, jerrhyl.

Words that rhyme with jarrah

para, Tara

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: jar¦rah

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