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[jar-uh] /ˈdʒær ə/
a hardwood tree, Eucalyptus marginata, of western Australia.
the heavy, often attractively grained wood of this tree.
Origin of jarrah
First recorded in 1865-70, jarrah is from the Nyungar word jaril Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Fig. 94 is a section of flooring which is generally made of hardwood, such as maple, oak, or jarrah.

    Woodwork Joints William Fairham
  • jarrah, an Australian wood, is now very generally used for street-paving, and for this purpose it has no superior.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • The specialty of the jarrah is its power to defy the ravages of the insect world and of the sea.

    Australian Pictures Howard Willoughby
  • jarrah is, without doubt, the principal forest-tree of Western Australia.

    Spinifex and Sand David W Carnegie
  • This tree does not occur in such numbers as the jarrah, its field of growth being limited.

    Spinifex and Sand David W Carnegie
British Dictionary definitions for jarrah


a widely planted Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus marginata, that yields a valuable timber
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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