Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural marris)
An Australian eucalyptus tree with rough grey-brown bark and ornamental flowers.
- Eucalyptus calophylla, family Myrtaceae
- It lives in the forest canopy, feeding on seeds of the marri eucalyptus tree.
- Marri trees produce large amounts of blossom and nectar, and mature trees often have the very large hollows that are nesting sites for endangered species such as black cockatoos, western ringtail possums and owls.
- The timber from the Marri tree is hard and durable, and has a honey coloured hue with interesting grain patterns, which makes for interesting furniture.
Mid 19th century: from Nyungar.
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