[ beef-wood ]
/ ˈbifˌwʊd /
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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.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
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Also called belah.
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Example sentences from the Web for beefwood
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
British Dictionary definitions for beefwood
/ (ˈbiːfˌwʊd) /
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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