casuarina

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casuarina (ˌkæsjʊəˈriːnə)
 
n
beefwood See also she-oak any tree of the genus Casuarina, of Australia and the East Indies, having jointed leafless branchlets: family Casuarinaceae
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Malay kěsuaricassowary, referring to the resemblance of the branches to the feathers of the cassowary]

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casuarina

noun
any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Casuarina having jointed stems and whorls of scalelike leaves; some yield heavy hardwood 
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