beefwood

beef•wood
[[t]ˈbifˌwʊd[/t]] n.
1) pln any of several chiefly Australian trees of the genus Casuarina, having feathery branches that lack true foliage leaves
2) fur the hard, reddish wood of any of these trees, used for making furniture
Etymology: 1830–40; so called from its beeflike color

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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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 — 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,… …   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 …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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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