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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Examples from the Web for casuarina
Among the other trees on the island I noticed a Casuarina and a Ficus.Cruise of the 'Alert'
R. W. Coppinger
Their clubs are made of casuarina, and are powerful weapons.The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders
Their clubs are made of the casuarina, and are powerful weapons.
The wood consists principally of the eucalyptus and casuarina.
There I saw still the trees we had so gladly got away from, the Casuarina; also the cheering white arms of the Yarra, or blue gum.