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tallow-wood

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Definition of tallow-wood in English:

noun

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.

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