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casuarina

Syllabification: ca·su·a·ri·na
Pronunciation: /ˌkaZHo͞oəˈrēnə
 
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Definition of casuarina in English:

noun

A tree with slender, jointed, drooping twigs that resemble horsetails and bear tiny scalelike leaves. It is native to Australia and Southeast Asia, and is a valuable source of timber and firewood.
  • Genus Casuarina, family Casuarinaceae
Example sentences
  • Planting makes use of indigenous species, like the frothy casuarinas (feathery tree native to Australia) along the northern edges of the site and the native grasses which cover low earth berms around the range.
  • This bird is a ground forager, feeding on proteas, casuarinas and other small trees.
  • Bermuda extends 21 square miles, and much of it is covered by introduced species like the casuarinas tree, an import from Australia.

Origin

from modern Latin casuarius 'cassowary' (from the resemblance of the branches to the bird's feathers).

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