Casuarina Cas`u*a*ri"na, n. [NL., supposed to be named from the resemblance of the twigs to the feathers of the cassowary, of the genus {Casuarius}.] (Bot.) A genus of leafless trees or shrubs, with drooping branchlets of a rushlike appearance, mostly natives of Australia. Some of them are large, producing hard and heavy timber of excellent quality, called {beefwood} from its color. [1913 Webster]

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  • Beefwood — is the name given to a number of Australian trees which have timber with a red colouration resembling raw beef as follows:* Barringtonia calyptrata , also known as Cornbeefwood.cite web | title = Australian plant common name database | url = http …   Wikipedia

  • Beefwood — Beef wood , n. An Australian tree ({Casuarina}), and its red wood, used for cabinetwork; also, the trees {Stenocarpus salignus} of New South Wales, and {Banksia compar} of Queensland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beefwood — Beefwood, s. Nutzhölzer …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • beefwood — [bēf′wood΄] n. CASUARINA …   English World dictionary

  • beefwood — noun 1. a tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber • Syn: ↑balata, ↑balata tree, ↑bully tree, ↑Manilkara bidentata • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Substance Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • beefwood — Porkwood Pork wood , n. (Bot.) The coarse grained brownish yellow wood of a small tree ({Pisonia obtusata}) of Florida and the West Indies. Also called {pigeon wood}, {beefwood}, and {corkwood}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beefwood — /ˈbifwʊd / (say beefwood) noun any of several unrelated Australian trees with red coloured timber, especially Casuarina stricta and Grevillea striata …  

  • beefwood — paupinė kazuarina statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kazuarininių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Casuarina cunninghamiana), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Casuarina cunninghamiana angl. beefwood; river she oak; river oak… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Beefwood — kazuarina statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kazuarininių (Casuarinaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Casuarina). atitikmenys: lot. Casuarina angl. Beefwood; she oak vok. Kasuarbaum; Keulenbaum; Känguruhbaum rus. казуарина lenk. kazuaryna; rzewnia …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • beefwood — noun Date: 1805 1. the hard heavy reddish wood of any of various chiefly tropical trees (as the Australian pine) 2. Australian pine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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