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karri

[kar-ee] /ˈkær i/
noun
1.
an Australian gum tree, Eucalyptus diversicolor.
2.
the heavy, tough wood of this tree.
Also called karri gum.
Origin of karri
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; of obscure origin
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  • You do get some doses, but I hope you're not in for another, karri!

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley
  • I don't know what to make of it, to tell you the truth, karri.

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley
  • After a pause he added: "I wish you'd come and help me sift it out, karri."

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley
  • Specimens of Jarrah wood seen by the writer were dark, suggesting black walnut, those of karri were red, resembling mahogany.

British Dictionary definitions for karri

karri

/ˈkɑːrɪ/
noun (pl) -ris
1.
an Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus diversifolia
2.
the durable wood of this tree, used esp for construction
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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