casuarina

/ (ˌkæsjʊəˈriːnə) /

noun

any tree of the genus Casuarina, of Australia and the East Indies, having jointed leafless branchlets: family CasuarinaceaeSee also beefwood, she-oak

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Word Origin for casuarina

C19: from New Latin, from Malay kěsuari cassowary, referring to the resemblance of the branches to the feathers of the cassowary
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