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casuarina

/ˌkæsjʊəˈriːnə/
noun
1.
any tree of the genus Casuarina, of Australia and the East Indies, having jointed leafless branchlets: family Casuarinaceae See also beefwood, she-oak
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Malay kěsuaricassowary, referring to the resemblance of the branches to the feathers of the cassowary
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