Definition of Huon pine in English:

Huon pine

Syllabification: Hu·on pine
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)yo͞o-än ˌpīn


  • A tall Tasmanian conifer that has yewlike berries and fragrant red timber.
    • Dacrydium franklinii, family Podocarpaceae
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    • Rich hardwoods of myrtle, blackwood, sassafras and Huon pine mingle with common eucalypts.
    • Accessible only by boat, the forest was silent till we reached Heritage Landing, where a boardwalk took us through the rainforest to the site of a 2,000-year-old Huon pine that crashed to the ground in 1997.


early 19th century: from Huon, the name of a river in the south of Tasmania.

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