Definition of Huon pine in English:

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Huon pine

Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)yo͞oän ˌpīn/

noun

A tall Tasmanian conifer that has yewlike berries and fragrant red timber.
  • Dacrydium franklinii, family Podocarpaceae
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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