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any of various Australian trees of the genus Casuarina See casuarina
Word Origin
C18 she (in the sense: inferior) + oak
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  • Near the head of the river, on the point, was a plantation of she-oak.

    A Source Book Of Australian History Compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
  • It was not a cheerful night, for the wind had risen, and was moaning among the she-oak trees like a million lost spirits.

  • The wind whistled dismally through the she-oak trees in the scrub and moaned along the valley.

    Sheilah McLeod

    Guy Boothby
  • They jumped up and climbed the bank, while I perched on the she-oak roots over the water to be out of sight as they passed.

    Over the Sliprails Henry Lawson
  • The night wind sighed a soothing lullaby through the spines of the she-oak, and his spirit passed peacefully away with the ebb.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale

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