karri-gum

karri

[kar-ee]
noun
1.
an Australian gum tree, Eucalyptus diversicolor.
2.
the heavy, tough wood of this tree.
Also called karri gum.


Origin:
1865–70; of obscure origin

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karri (ˈkɑːrɪ)
 
n , pl -ris
1.  an Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus diversifolia
2.  the durable wood of this tree, used esp for construction
 
[from a native Australian language]

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