- any of several chiefly Australian trees of the genus Casuarina, having feathery branches that lack true foliage leaves.
- the hard, reddish wood of any of these trees, used for making furniture.
Origin of beefwood
Also called belah.
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We could, by their tracks, see where they had herded together in fear under a beefwood tree not one hundred yards from us.Spinifex and Sand
David W Carnegie
- any of various trees that produce very hard wood, esp the Australian tree Casuarina equisetifolia, widely planted in warm regionsSee casuarina
- the wood of any of these trees
Word Origin for beefwood
from the red colour and grain
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