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beefwood

[beef-woo d] /ˈbifˌwʊd/
noun
1.
any of several chiefly Australian trees of the genus Casuarina, having feathery branches that lack true foliage leaves.
2.
the hard, reddish wood of any of these trees, used for making furniture.
Also called belah.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; beef + wood1
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beefwood

/ˈbiːfˌwʊd/
noun
1.
any of various trees that produce very hard wood, esp the Australian tree Casuarina equisetifolia, widely planted in warm regions See casuarina
2.
the wood of any of these trees
Word Origin
from the red colour and grain
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