Definition of tallow-wood in English:

Share this entry



A large Australian eucalyptus which yields very hard, greasy timber.
  • Eucalyptus microcorys, family Myrtaceae
Example sentences
  • Among the timber trees are 300 Tasmanian blackwoods and 200 tallow-woods.
  • We followed a rather overgrown track through a gracious stand of tallow-woods and through some lush bush - a bit further than Alex and Marion have ever been themselves, so it was an explorative walk for them too.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.