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beefwood

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Pronunciation: /ˈbiːfwʊd
 
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Definition of beefwood in English:

noun

A tropical hardwood tree with close-grained red timber.
  • Species in several families, in particular Casuarina equisetifolia (family Casuarinaceae), of Australia and SE Asia
Example sentences
  • White beefwood grows in the drier more exposed areas and is often found in regrowth.
  • Australian Pine, also known as ironwood or beefwood, is an exotic, evergreen species native to southern Asia and Australia.
  • The fine-leafed beefwood or forest wax tree, Grevillea coriacea (family Proteaceae), is a characteristic tree of the open woodland and grassland of central Cape York Peninsula.

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